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Volume II, Number 1 October H, 1957 

From the Librarian Abroad, II 

Edinburg^i, September 22. Hainy Sunday nif^lit in tlie Scottish Capital wliere we ar- 
rived mid- afternoon after 125 miles in tiie rain from Newcastle. Tlie Great Nortli EVjad, 
usually clogf^ed with lorries, was deserted because of Sunday and the rain, and we ran it 
in three hours. Qir Jaj^uar 3.4- sedan, on wliich 1 now have tiie first tliousand miles, is 
the sweetest motor car I iiave ever driven. Later we will ship it from London to New York 
and drive it across, as I did the llillinan six and a lialf years a(?o. 

Coming north via Cambridge, Lincoln, York, and Harrogate, it lias been a joy to 
watch the countryside thin out and begin to roll, giving one a sense of freedom after the 
crowding and cultivation of the south, and wlien we passed 13ctrwick-on-Tweed and entered 
Scotliind and followed tlie Nortii Sea Sliore on the edge of high-domed hills, it might have 
been Malibu. From a long-ago reading of Lawrence's tiainhow 1 iiad a special interest in 
seeing IJncoln Catiiedral, and we were not disappointed, finding it tlie most beautiful of 
all we've seen since Salisbury, entering just as tlie choir and organ launched thrillingly 
on the 9:45 matins. Later that day we followed bookbuying in York with a climb to the 
Ntnster; and still another visit was paid to CXirham Cathedral, wliere the tombs of the 
Venerable Bede, St. Cuthbert and lUchard de Ikiry, patron Saint of Bookmen, lie together 
under the one vast roof. 

Our first week in liigland was spent in and aroun<l l^ondon, with trips to my niece and 
her husband and three children on their 93-acre farm in Rerkshire to which they moved five 
years ago from Princes llislxirougli, to booksellers in Newbury, Talteley, Tunbridge Wells, 
Runtingford, and St. Albans, living is ampler since we were here in 50/51; there is meat 
and butter and petrol (70 cents a gallon), the roads are posted again after all signs were 
removed in fear of invasion, the people seem happier; and the only fault we can find is with 
the coffee- -certainly a crime against humanity for which the British will have to pay on 

Judgment Day. . , n 

We find no anti -American prejudice, only puzzlement at our foreign policy and endless 
questions as to wliat we are going to do not with the Negroes but with the Southern Wlutes. 
Tliere are no easy answers. jcr • 

'Die IJ.brary Assoication conference at Harrogate was full of interest for me, differing 
so radically as it did from Aiierican conferences. About 1200 were registered from the 
United Kingdom and some from the Dominions, mostly chief librarians and public and county 
library trustees. Otiier Americans present were Mr. and Mrs. L. Ouincy Mumford and Mr. and 
Mrs. Howard Haycraft (he is president of the H.W. Wilson Company.) Talks that particularly 
interested me were on library education, university library development, and the place of 
books in country life, the last by a Lancashire Quaker woman, the author of children s 
books, wliose deeply moving talk was in the vein of Frances Qarke Sayers and Hosemary Liysey. 

'Hie Annual Dinner, rigidly stylized in form of toasts and responses, was delight tul, 
lasting nearly four hours, with the wittiest talk of all given by the Dean of nearby Hipon. 
I had dreaded a bit my own talk, the night before, the lone event on the evening s program, 
but the cordial chairmanship of the President, Dr. J. Bronowski , the celebrated B.H.L. 
brains-truster, launched me easily and I just took off and talked and we all had a lovely 

Harrogate is a spa town in the West l^.Ung of Yorkshire, rich in history and asso- 
ciations, and we made a side trip to nearby Fountains Abbey, a ruined Renedictine monas- 

it in the hush of twilight, in a green valley with a 


of IJritains's many-layered past. 

^ UCLA L ibrarian 

After a few days here in Edinburgh, buying books, we shall return south via the Lake 
District and Wales, headquartering a week at my niece's for buying trips roundabout to 
Oxford, noumemouth, Salisbury, and Reading, Then a week in London to wind up business I 
set afoot, a week in Paris-Qiartres-Dijon, a few days in Ansterdam and the Hague, and then 
KIJ^I to New York. 

Living out of a suitcase in hotel rooms with rain that raineth every day is not all 
fish and chips, but if books are to be read then must books be bought, and so let me end 
with these words from the Philobiblon: "In fact, the fame of our love of them had been soon 
winged abroad everywhere, and we were reported to bum with such desire for books, and 
especially old ones, that it was more easy for any man to gain our favour by means of books 
than of money. " 


Personnel Notes 

Donald E. Luck, Librarian I, has replaced Qifford Wurfel in the Catalog section of 
the Biomedical Library. A graduate of the University of Wisconsin and the School of 
Library Service at Columbia Lhiversity, Mr. Luck comes to UCLA from Reloit College, 
Wisconsin, wliere he served for two years as assistant cataloger. 

Mrs. Kathleen D. Bush, Acquisitions Department, has been reclassified from Librarian 
I to Librarian II. 

Mrs. Jean Gaines, wiio lias been appointed Principal Clerk in the Librarian's Office, 
was formerly employed in the Librarians' s Office, both while attending UCLA and after she 
received her A.B. in June of 1954. 

Mrs. Margaret M. Henson, newly appointed Senior library Assistant in the Catalog 
Department, received her A.B. and teaching credential in 1956 from the San Diego State 
College, and is a former teacher in the San Diego City Schools. 

Mrs. Mary A. Moosmann has been appointed Senior Library Assistant in the Biomedical 
Library, replacing Mrs. Mary Maher, wfio is working part-time and attending school. Mrs. 
Moosmann received her Baclielor of Music Education degree in 1956 and did graduate work at 
Drake University, and taught music for a year in Iowa. 

Sharon F. Wilbur, new Typist-Clerk in the Acquisitions Department (Order section), 
attended Michigan State University, and has held several typing positions. 

The appointment and change of classification is announced of James H. Harlan, former 
student assistant, from Qerk to Senior Library Assistant, full-time, in the Circulation 

Librarian's Conference 

In Mr. Powell's absence. Assistant Librarian Williams presided over the Librarian's 
Conference on September 26. The departmental deadline for the 1959/60 budget request was 
announced as December 13, and for Minor Capital Improvement requests, November 1. Mr. 
Williams gave a progress report on plans for the new Library building, for which the 
Library Building Committee must submit a statement of function and needs by November 15. 

Miss Ackerman reported that the need for a school of librarianship at UQLA is now 
being studied by representatives of the University and the State Board of Education. 
General discussion followed of the report of the Regents' Committee on Educational Policy, 
published in the August 26, 1957 issue of the University Bulletin, particularly as to its 
implications for tlie development of library facilities and services at UCLA. 

Staff Association News 

A Staff Association Executive Board meeting was held on September 25 to plan the 
year's activities. It was decided to establish a fund to wiiich $100 will be set aside 
annually toward the purchase of equipment for a staff room in the proposed new Library 
bui Iding. 

Tlie Program Committee has announced that the first speaker of the year will be Mr. 
Elliott Morgan, Head of the Research Department of the Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios, who 
will speak about the librarian's role in the making of motion pictures. 

Fifteen Year Pin 

Helen M. Riley, Graduate Reading Room, was recently awarded a fifteen year service 
pin at an informal meeting of her full-time staff. 

October 4, 1957 3 


The International Geophysical Year, which as everyone knows really lasts for a year 
and a half, began on July 1, 1957. In recognition of this important cooperative effort the 
Library opened an exhibit this week on one aspect of the studies to be undertalcen, that of 
the size and siiape of the world. Primarily historical, the exhibit shows the first editions 
of most of the scientific works bearing on these problems. Mr. [bbert B. Honeyman, Jr., has 
generously lent us these books from his private collection. The exhibit will be shown until 
October 31. 

Tlie Lhdergraduate Library will present an exhibit from October 7 to 31 on "Inference 
Hooks in Political Science.'' It is designed to explain and illustrate the large number of 
important works basic to upper division and graduate study in this field. 

The Department of Special Collections has arranged an exhibit of original and nwdern 
fine editions of Flaubert's Madame Bovary and Baudelaire's Les Fleurs du rnal to mark tlie cen- 
tenary dates of publication of tliese works. Several of the most valuable editions were 
presented to the department by the Friends of the UCLA Library. 

Visitors and Readers 

Dr. Bunichi Fujimori, neurophysiologist of Holdtaido Lhiversity, v^o has recently been 
working with the Veterans Administration in Long Beach under the sponsorship of the Qiina 
Medical Board, called on Louise Darling at the Biomedical Library last week to discuss his 
plans for studying medical library facilities in the east before returning to Japan. 

E. H. Wilkinson, Librarian of the new South Wales Department of Agriculture, in Sydney 
visited the Library on September 20, while en route to Qiicago to study at the Graduate 
Library School. 

Cecil E. Goode of Washington, D.C. , Editor of Personnel Journal and special assistant 
to the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Manpower, Personnel, and Reserve, visited the 
Institute of Industrial Relations Library on September 23 with Glenn Bishop, Director of 
the Institute's Management Programs. 

Readers in the Department of Special Collections included D. B. Pallette, of USC, to 
consult Galsworthy materials, and Joseph N. Drury, of Los i^geles, working with materials 
relating to Peg Leg Snith. 

Robert L. Schuyler, Professor of History, Elneritus, of Columbia University, visited 
the Library recently with Vera Mikol, of Pacific Palisades. They will be using the Library 
in joint research in which they are engaged. 

Documents Meeting Held Here 

A special meeting was called by the southern section of the California Library Associa- 
tion's Documents Conmittee at the Library last Friday to discuss plans for appearance at the 
hearing to be held in San Francisco next Tlmrsday by the House of Representatives' Sjb- 
committee to Study Federal Printing and Paperwork, in connection with H.R. 9186, a bill to 
revise the laws relating to depository libraries. It was attended by twenty-two librarians, 
representing eighteen libraries of southern California. Mary Ryan, a member of the Doc- 
uments Conmittee, was chairman of the meeting. Earlier in the week she had attended the 
meeting of the northern section of the Committee, held on the Berkeley campus, under the 
chairmanship of George Bailey, of Davis, Chairman of the Committee, who is to testify at the 
Congressional hearing next week. 

The meeting at UCLA had an old-home- week aspect, as among those present were former 
Uclans Andrew Horn, of Occidental College, Evelyn Huston, of the California Institute of 
Technology, Robert Tliomason, of Los Angeles State College, and L. Kenneth Wilson, of the 
Santa Barbara Public Library. 

CLA in Fresno 

Fresno is the host city to the 59th Annual Conference of the California Library Asso- 
ciation, October 16 to 18. Inviting the librarians of the State to Fresno, "from Yreka in 
the north to Calexico in the south, and from the top of Mount Wilson (elev. 5710 feet) to 
Brawley (elev. 115 feet below sea level) ," President Henry M. Madden points out that the 
libraries of California are at the threshold of momentous developments. "Our public 
library system is about to be surveyed in the public interest by the California Public 
Library Cormission, in a study which will extend over two years. Our less well developed 

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areas will be recipients of federal aid to libraries. The pressure of increasing numbers of 
students is causing a burgeoning of our school and college libraries. All this is cause for 
both gratification and self-appraisal. " 

A principal matter of business before the Conference will be consideration of the 
proposed incorporation of the Association and revised bylaws. 

Professor Oscar Kaplan of the San Diego State College will address the first general 
session, on the subject "As Others See Us. " Herman H. Fussier, Director of Libraries at the 
I'niversity of Chicago, will address another general session on "Books, Libraries, and Auto- 
mation. ' Andrew H. Horn, Librarian of Occidental College, will speak to a dinner meeting of 
the College, University, and Research Libraries Section on "A Backward Glance, With an Eye 
to the Future." The Annual Edith M. Coulter Lecture will be given by Professor George P. 
Hammond, Director of the Bancroft Library. 

Various members of our staff will be attending the Conference -- some to fulfill 
committee or section responsibilities, others as general observers. The Library's official 
delegate will be Helen Riley, President of the Library Staff Association. 

CSEA Candidates 

Library staff members who have been nominated as candidates for offices in Qiapter 44 
of the California State Employees Association are: for Recorder, Renee Schurecht; Personnel 
Cormiittee, Anthony Greco; and Delegates to the General Council, Page Ackerman, William 
Conway, Jeannette Hagan, and Paul ^'liles. 

Old Stack. XXIII 

(Resuming our series of reports on the growth and development of New Stack, 

by his most intimate observer, Old Stack. ) 

September 27. Of the Old Crew only Jay and Rill Beatty, the most recent boss, are 
still around. If they had to get it down to one, I'm glad it's Jay --he used the first 
drill on my rear-end bricks and was real gentle, considering. He wore gloves to pick the 
little shards out. Right now lie's perched on a piece of wood between me and New Stack, 
legs dangling in our separating chasm while he uses an emory wheel to smooth the edge of 
New Stack's Five. 

During the last month some men performed a major operation in tearing out my south 
tubes and rebuilding then' onto the back of the conveyor wall. There is now a sumptuous 
six-deep swirl at the top which hangs from the roof and will give the call-slips a Cin- 
eramic ride into space on their trips to and fro. 

The Amesmen are back, flashing acetylene torches and mountains of material. The up- 
rights of Two are in, and much of the floor of Three. 

An apprehensive faculty member questions New Stack's all-steel floors, I think he 
anticipates that all page:; will wear heel taps and all trucks will have one flat wheel, but 
I'm reasonably sure that i;hey are going to install strips of Turkey red carpet in the 
aisles. What else would ':hey have in those long slim boxes labelled "Sunbeam?" 

Novel by Former Staff Member 

Published in September by Harper's is the first novel by Josephine Carson, a UCLA 
graduate, who was employed several years ago in the Institute of Industrial Relations 
Library. Drives My Green Age is a charming and well-written novel of adolescence in a 
small Kansas town. It is available on the New Book 9»elf. 


Frank McNitt, author of Richard Wetherill: Anasazi (University of New Mexico Press, 
1957) is well-known to the Westwood community as the former Editor and Publisher of the 
Westwood Hills Press. A note in the author's "Sources and Acknowledgements" mentions that 
"Dr. Lawrence Clark Powell, Librarian, and Everett ^bore and Robert Vosper of the University 
of California at Los Angeles Library assisted in many ways during the early months of re- 
search." The work is a full-length biography of the discoverer of the great cliff houses 
of Mesa Verde, the lost Basket Maker civilization, and Kiet Siel, the largest cliff dwelling 
in Arizona. The Navajo had nicknamed Wetherill "Anasazi," their word for "the Ancient 
Ones" and the word now commonly used in science for the prehistoric Indians of the Four 
Comers mesa and canyon country. 

October 4, 1957 

Wethervll was one of the Southwest' s most controversial fipires at the turn of the cen- 
tury He was the subject of three government investigations during his lifetime and one after 
he had been murdered by a Navajo, lias study places him in fairer perspective tl,an had Ix.en' 
possible before Mr McNitt s research. Apart from interviews with men and women wi,o had 
known Wetherill, the most valuable information for the book was found, Mr. McNitt says in 
Indian Service records at the National Archives, at the lOj\ and Yale University libraries, 
and at the American Museum of Natural History in New York. Accompanying seventeen plioto- 
graphs in the book, selected from the museum's collection, are four maps and four drawings 
by the author. 

Who Was that Gi rl? 

In the masthead of the Daily Bruin for September 24: 

News Staff: Dave Gorton, Jack 
Star, and a Miss Miller. 

Reports from Illinois and Oklahoma 

The impressive growth in size and services of the University of Illinois Library is 
reflected in the Annual Report for 1956/57 by fbbert B. Ebwns, Director of Libraries. 
Accounts of distinguished acquisitions, increased public service, and special efforts to 
make the library and its resources better known and more widely used feature his report. 
Chief among events of the year was the accfuisition of the library's three-millionth volume, 
illustrating the fact that Illinois is now first among American state university libraries, 
third among all university libraries in the United States, and fifth among libraries of all 
types in the country. 

Oklahoma's Fifty Years of Progress," culminating in a nearly-completed library ad- 
dition, is the keynote of the 1956/57 Annual Report of the Director of the University of 
CH<lahoma Libraries, Arthur McAnally. "A splendid new era of library service to the Uni- 
versity will unfold," he writes, when the library building addition is completed. These 
new quarters will help the library reach its full potential in three basic areas, (1) as a 
teaching instrument, (2) in promotion and support of research, and (3) as a general cultural 
agency within the LViiversity. " Book capacity is expected to increase by over 600,000 vol- 
umes and reader space by 2,400 seats. 

The growth of Oklahoma's collections during the past year, largely through gifts, is 
told in substantial detail, with emphasis on the E. L. DeGolyer Collection in the History of 
Science and Technology, the Harry W. Bass Collection in Business History, and the Frank 
Phillips Collection, dealing with Southwestern and Indian history. 


A further note from our bird-watcliing friend at the Sutro Library says that a colleague 
up there recalls that at the University of Hawaii during the War the Oahuan mynali birds 
used to enter the top floor via breezeways under the eaves to roost on the Congressional 
Record. "Sic transit gloria congressionalis, " he concludes. 

Chauncey D. Leake to Address History of Medicine Meeting 

"Letheon: the Cadenced Story of Anesthesia" will be the subject of the illustrated 
lecture to be given before the Society for the History of Medical Science by Chauncey 
D. Leak, Professor of Pharmacology and Assistant Dean of the Ofiio .State University Medical 
School on Tliursday, October 10, at 8 p.m., in the life Science Auditorium. Louise 
Darling extends a cordial invitation to all meinbers of the Library staff to attend. Coffee 
will be served following the lecture. 

List on Medical Jurisprudence Is Issued 

A Finding List on Medical Jurisprudence, compiled from holdings of the Law and Bio- 
medical Libraries, has just been issued jointly by these libraries. Copies are available 
from either library. 

UCLA Librarian 

L.C. P. Worthy Successor to Harrow's Headmaster 

IVe are indebted to Robert L. Collison, of the Central Reference Library in 
Westminster, London for the following report on Mr. Powell's appearance on Sept- 
ember 18 before the Library Association of Great Britain to give the Annual 
Lecture at its Conference for 1957. Although Mr. Collison could not be there, he 
has prepared this account from other people's impressions, and it "is as accurate, " 
he says, "as I can make it. '' 

There are not a great many places in Britain where the Library Association can hold 
Its Annual Conference: the number of delegates each year grows larger and larger and the 
possible venues (from practical angles of accommodation and seating) diminish. Tliis year 
the choice was Harrogate: ideal from all points of view. Equidistant between liDndon and 
Edinburgh, midway between east and west coasts, and right in the very heart of magnificent 
country edged with heavy industry and great populous towns, this gigantic garden wtiich 
Victorians planted has become the home of the old and the infirm, and the happy hunting 
ground of tourists and holiday-makers. Librarians are always pleased with Harrogate: 
their wives like it, their Chairmen [of Library Committees] find it restful, and it is 
notably healthy. 

The 1957 Conference was therefore well under a very successful way wiien L.C.P. gave 
the Annual Lecture on Wednesday, 18th September at 8 p.m. All kinds of people (very often 
non-librarians) give these Annual Lectures, so that the standard offered and expected is 
very high. The audience on Wednesday niglit sat down in a pleasant after-dinner expectancy, 
prepared to appreciate and to exercise their powers of connoisseurship. 

As they looked around the Royal Hall in wtiich they waited, and in which Sir John 
Barbirolli conducts a week's festival of great music each year, they could contemplate a 
splendid past. Tlie Royal Hall, once known as a Kursaal, is really a theatre, complete 
with boxes round the side, two balconies, plenty of rococo decoration and a pervading 
atmosphere of gilt, cream and lavish red plush. On the ceiling and over the proscenium 
arch of the Hall are lush pictures of Venice and Bruges, painted by imaginative painters 
of a more generous age, and in front there is a great stage with floodliglits and all the 
equipment needed for the unending variety of entertainment which Harrogate offers througli- 
out summer and winter. 

Qi the stage that Wednesday night were a table, the President of the Library Associa- 
tion and L.C.P. Now the President is himself an unusual man: Professor Jacob Bronowski 
is a great scientist and a great personality. Director of Britains's National Coal Board, 
he served on the Joint Target Group in Washington during the war, and was Carnegie Visiting 
Professor at M.I.T. in 1953. His books are good and include unlikely subjects such as 
Blake, and his television appearances are equally likely to surprise and please. Bronowski, 
who had been in Manchester at 5:30, hurried to Harrogate in good time to say that he had 
been at so many meetings where he had wanted to be Chairman himself, that this opportunity 
W61S far too good to be missed. 

How pleasant, he went on -- looking at L.CP. -- it would be if L.C.P. were so well 
known in England that he needed no introduction; how happy he would be if he could say 
that L.C.P. were so fine a speaker that to stand between him and his audience would be a 
crime ... and then he sat dovm suddenly. The audience liked this: long introductions are 
anathema in England as in any other country, and everyone sat back thoroughly enjoying 

L.C.P. launched into his topic with terrific gusto: the effect was amazing. TVie 
LA Conferences had seen nothing like this before. The topic was Books Will Be Read: but 
the sub-title could well have been: 'in spite of the existence of librarians too pre- 
occupied with technique, etc. etc' In a speech lasting just over an hour L.CP. broke 
all the rules with the assent and appreciation -- very ready appreciation -- of tlie 
whole audience. 

Who else would have dared read a long Robert Louis Stevenson pnaern in a strong 
Anerican accent? L.C.P. did, and the librarians and their wives and the Councillors -- 
more than a thousand of them -- loved him for it. Who else could have read at great speed 
a whole American program of six goals for librarianship with the meaning and inference 
that L.C.P. gave to it? It was at this point that Bronowski poured out a glass of water 
and solemnly gave it to L.C.P. L.CP. bowed his thanks, the audience applauded, and the 
speech proceeded. 

October 4, 1957 7 

People, emphasized L.C.P. , would always read under any and every circumstance: con- 
sider, he said, the old woman in the south of France, turning the children's roundabout 
with one hand, and turning the pages of a book with the other. In every audience, he 
claimed, there was always at least one member »^o responded when he mentioned that excel- 
lent book Islandia' s thousand pages on a Utopia. Tliere was indeed: Frank Gardner, Librarian 
of Luton and creator of Delhi's Pilot Library, had read it and is now busy passing it round 
all the other librarians who took L.C.P. 's recommendation. 

As L.C.P. drew with unabated enthusiasm and inspiration toward a tremendous climax, 
the audience maintained close attention and, at the end, the applause was overviielming. 
Best since the Headmaster of Harrow many years ago,' said one librarian. Howard Haycraft 
and Qiincy Mumford vA\o were there will confirm that the breeze which came from the West 
refreshed the English countryside in no uncertain way. 

"A Catastrophic Abdication?" 

A spirited controversy over the British Broadcasting Corporations' s plans for re- 
vising its famous Third Prograimie in such a way as to reduce the number of broadcasts 
aimed at those who wish to educate their taste or discipline their intelligence'' has been 
developing in Eiigland during the sutnner, and has brouglit forth among many notable protests 
a statement by T.S. Eliot to the Governors of the B.B.C. , wliich has been printed in the 
London Magazine for September. Eliot, arguing against the B.B.C. 's intention to deduct two 
or three hours a day from the Third Programme in order to devote them to other minority 
interests, including further education" (we call it adult education), pleads for a simple 
statement of policy which "will dispel the fear that the B. B.C. is preparing a catastrophic 
abdication of its responsibilities, lowering the standards of culture at home and lowering 
the prestige of Britain abroad." 

In its leading article for August 30, The Times Literary Supplement relates the 
question to the broader problem of public interest in cultural and intellectual matters -- 
a problem that is just as much in the minds of many (particularly librarians) on this side 
of the Atlantic as on the otlier: 

"Possibly the Corporation, "says the T.L.S.," in its sincere wish to do 
the best with the time and money available to it, shares a delusion common to 
those in authority in this country: that most people prefer anything which 
involves thought to be given them in diluted form. Tliis delusion can be seen 
in public affairs, in matters doctrinal, in the propagation of thought on con- 
tentious subjects. Most people are pretty stupid, it is assumed; and not stupid 
only but lazy. They take fright at a word, they must therefore never be told 
more than the minimum. Their attention soon wanders, luckily, so they never 
give themselves the chance of catching anything whole. Let everything therefore 
be as anodyne as possible and get it over quickly. 

"All the evidence, however, suggests that those upon whom the well-being 
of this country depends are not like that at all. They resemble their brothers 
in every other country, and they deeply resent the dilution of taste and intel- 
lect which is too often all that is offered them. Wien Sir Isaiah Berlin talks 
for an hour on a philosophical theme they listen with delight and attention. 
When Sir Winston QiurchiU or Mr. Priestley, in time of war, treats them as 
grown men and women in peril, they respond at once. The more that is asked, 
indeed -- and not only of our minorities -- the more is given. It would be 
reasonable to suppose, therefore, that far from cutting the Third Prograrrme, 
the Garporation might win back listeners to one or other of its services by 
raising the standards of the rest. 

"... What must never be overlooked is the undiminished fund of goodwill 
and real interest which is always evoked by the maintenance of the highest 
practical standard. That goodwill has been bestowed upon the B.B.C. throughout 
its history. Even the jokes which we make about it are of the kind which we 
only make about objects of affection. They reflect a kind of national tic which 
contorts our features whenever we think of the institutions we love. (Goodwill 
is only forfeited when standards decline, wiien a lower level of taste and 
intellect is deliberately aimed at..." 

The Fi rst Ten Years 

UCLA Librarian 


Bi-wcckly Bulletin for the Staff 

Issued hyilit 
Librarian's L)tTi(.c 


October 16, 19lt7 

rnoH 1SE umisun 

In the first issue of the UCLA Librarian, vAdch appeared just ten years ago, we in- 
troduced ourselves rather self-consciously as a "bi-weekly bulletin for the staff," in which 
we would attempt, amid the growing complexity of libraries at UCLA, to inform the "more than 

eighty employees" about matters 
of personnel, policy, and the 
like. We were not ed together 
sure at the time whether there 
would be enough to fill an is- 
sue every two weeks, but we were 
willing to try. 

It was not long before the 
originally planned four pages 
were occasionally being expand- 
ed to six, and even eight, and 
the Editor was having difficulty 
explaining why some contributions 
never got into print, because 
there were too many. Complaints 
were even heard that there was 
too much to read. (Many times, 
alas, there was probably too 
little worth reading. ) Now, 
after ten years of not missing 
an issue -- though all hell some- 
times conspired against the 
Editor (he thougjit) --we may 
be forgiven a sneaking look at 
that first number, to see if it 
tells us very much about what was 
happening in October 1947. 

Over on the back page there 
was a reference to "signs of the 
times" in a little note under 
the heading of Staff Association 
News (signed H. S. , for Helen 
Siumaker, President): "The Steiff 
Room door now says LIBRARY SFAFF 
instead of FACULTY WMEN. " (Do 
many men still hesitate to en- 

Lhder the same heading we 
read that a $10 check had been 
sent to CARE for the purchase of 
food for a librarian, as yet unidentified, some\»here in Europe. "A second may be sent soon 
(we have $8.56 on hand)..." 

Greetings were sent to Miss Elinor Vosper, third daughter of the Robert Vospers, bom on 
October 7. ((Mr. V. was then Head of Acquisitions. ) (Everyone was thinking maybe the next one 
would be a boy; and it was. ) 

The Librarian had appointed a Committee on Uncataloged Arrears (Mate McCurdy, Qiair- 
man, and R.K. Engelbarts and Robert Vosper) "to plan the reduction of our present 28,000 vol- 
umes of uncataloged arrears." (Successful completion of the program was announced in the 
Librarian for Jemuary 19, 1950.) He had also appointed cottmittees on Cataloging the Music 
Library (Neal Harlow, chairman) and on Public Exhibitions (Mary de Wolf, chairman). 

The Acquisitions department was happy at the receipt of three cases of Chinese and 
Japanese duplicates from Berkeley. The three thousand volumes, many of which came by gift 
and others at a nominal price, started off our Oriental languages program for Professor 
Richard ftidolph, chairman of the new department. 

There was a specieil note aibout the Engineering Library, "senior member of UCLA's fast- 
growing family of branch libraries," which had recently gedned some badly needed space. It 
was situated at that time in Room 145 (now the Reserve Book Ffoom), and two temporary parti- 

ThQ UCLA Library sy0t«m, en^racio^ tba Main Library and Branches and 
the Clark Library, has reached a elze and complexity vhlch calls for soioe 
standard and regular medium of Ijiforalng Its more than eighty employees of 
personnel, policy, and other mattere. The mimeographed bulletin Is being 
ea^iloyed effectively for this purpose by our "big brother" at Berkeley, at 
Illinois, Horthwestera, Washington, and slsewhere. We have studied these 
pioneer efforts. Including the excellent Library of Congress Information 
Bulletin , and shamelessly appropriated what ve regard as some of their 
best features. Our only origlnni contribution Is our title. 

Because of his varied editorial experience Is echools, libraries and 
the U,S. Army, Everett Moore, head of the Beference department, vae named 
as editor. All uninltlaled contributions are edited by him. Bouquets and 
brickbats should be delivered directly to his office. 

The Dniverelty of Callfomla Library Council vill hold Its annual 
fall meeting on the Blverelde Campus, October 22-23. I have nov succeeded 
Mr. Coney ae secretary, to be followed In turn after two years by Dean 

On October 8 I had the pleasure of addressing a meeting of the Los 
Angeles County Library's department heads end branch librarians. The sub- 
ject was a repeat performance of my talk to PULA on reading. It will be 
printed In the PHLA Quarterly and the Wilson Library Bulletin . 

The Librarian's Occasional Letter to the Faculty No. ^ was issued 
late in Septes^er. Copies are available in the office. 

Coamittee on Dncataloged Arrears 

In order to plan the reduction of our present 28,000 volumes of un- 
cataloged arrears I have appointed the following special interdepartmentel 

Mate McCurdy, Chairman 

B.K. Engelbarts 

Robert Vosper 

Coanittee on Cataloging the Music Library 

Because cataloging the Music Library presents many speclel technical 

October 4, 1957 9 

tions and i\ door had been removed, some tables had been added, and a new 60-tray card cata- 
lof4 had been installed. Tlie Librarian, Johanna Allerding (now Mrs. Tallman) thought these 
expedients would get them by until they were evicted on completion of the east wing, then 
under construction; after which she thought they might move into one of the temporary study 
lialls, pending final removal to the yet-to-be-built Ehgineering Building. The Ehgineering 
Library then had almost 5,000 volumes and regularly received more tlian 200 technical jour- 
nals. (In 1957 there were 31,416 volumes and 1,129 current serials.) (Tliey did move, 
shortly after this report, but to Ifcom 300 -- now the faculty studies -- wliich they shared 
for a wtiile with the Graduate Reading Boom. Tliey subsequently moved to their "semi- 
permanent" quarters in the first unit of the Engineering group, where they will be until 
unit three -- soon to be built -- is ready for them.) 

Sucli items miglit be picked almost at random from the issues of these ten years, to 
demonstrate the growth and change which the libraries at UCLA accept as the normal state of 
affairs. Che thing, at least, continues unchanged: the Editor welcomes contributions that 
will help to depict tlie passing scene as accurately as possible. And he thanks all who 
have so faithfully lielped to bring out the first 260 issues. 

Bears, Also Owls 

Bears and owls have their day in the thirteenth edition of Know Your Library, wliich 
appeared this week. William W. Bellin's cover design features the cheerful mug 
of young Joe Bruin and a capital-like figure that may suggest owlish features. 
Inside tlie booklet the first of a number of small motif-setting photographs shows 
the stone-carved owls on one of the newels of the main stedrcase. Lowell 
Weymouth of the Photographic Service did the photographs. Tlie Printing Depart- 
ment of the University Press printed tlie booklet. Tlie Editor was Everett ffoore. 

UCLA Librarian, is issued every other Friday by the librarian's Office. 

Editor- Everett Nbore. Assistant Editor: James R. Cox. Cxintributors to this issue: Page 

Ackerman, Robert E, Arndal , Deboral. King. Paul M. Miles, Betty Rosenberg. I li awath a .Smi th . 

Florence G. WiUians, Gordon R. Williams, and ifebert L. Collison (Westminster Public 



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Volume II, Number 2 October 18,1957 

Paris, Amsterdam, New York 

The Librarian Abroad is now in France, headquartering on the Quai Saint-Michel in 
Paris. Next Monday he will go to Ansterdan, and on Thursday he will depart for New York 
via KLM, to arrive in New York early Friday morning. Frequent notes about book sales and 
book purchases-- about books to the right and books to the left; books, in fact, in his 
dreams--have been received by various members of the staff, so as to assure us he is working 
his way across western Europe. He promises us a letter for the Librarian of November 1. 

Librarian's Conference 

On October 10 the Librarian's Conference discussed a memorandum from the Chancellor 
on occupancy of University buildings during other than regular hours by unauthorized persons. 
Mr. Willians announced that a new "Library Pass" is now available in the Librarian's Office 
for issuance upon recommendation of department heads and branch librarians to all staff 
members required to work in Library space before or after regular hours. Other business 
included discussion of more extensive use of photo-duplication in filling interlibrary loan 
requests, particularly for periodical articles. Tliis will be considered again after further 

Personnel Notes 

Robert F. Lewis, Head of the Reference-Circulation Division of the Biomedical Library, 
has been reclassified from Librarian II to Librarian III. 

Mrs. Donna Mae Pearce, newly -appointed Librarian for the Atomic Eiiergy Project, is 
working in the Engineering Library pending completion of her security clearance. Mrs. 
Pearce is a graduate of the School of Librarianship at the University of Washington, and 
has recently served as Education Librarian on that campus. 

Mrs. Clara Ralmon has been appointed Librarian I in the Catalog Department. A grad- 
uate of the University of Budapest, Mrs. Ralmon' s professional experience includes four 
years as Librarian of the University of Economics in Budapest, and several months as refer- 
ence librarian in the Chase Manhattan Bank, New York. 

Mrs. Gwendolin V. Heard, who has been appointed Principal Library Assistant in the 
Reference Department (Government Publications), received her B.A. from Lawrence (Allege, 
Wisconsin, and has studied also at the Lhiversity of Wisconsin and the University of 

Mrs. Margaret B. Robinson, new Senior Typist Qerk in the library Photographic 
Service, has attended UCLA, and is a former employee of the Pliarmacology Research 
Laboratories of the Veterans Administration. 

Mrs. Yvonne Schroeder has been appointed Senior Library Assistant in the Acquisitions 
Department (Gift and Exchange Section). Mrs. Schroeder received her B.A. from UCLA this 
year and wiiile a student held a part-time job in a doctor's office. 

12 UCLA Librarian 

Betty A. Arnold is the new Typist-Clerk in the Engineering Library, replacing 
Carolyn S. Gocke, wlio has resigned to attend school full-time. Miss Arnold attended 
Ft. Lewis College in Colorado. 

Mrs. Carol L. Spaziani, Biomedical Library, has been reclassified from Secretary- 
Stenographer to Secretary. 

Resignations have been received from Sanford W. Lewis, Senior Library Assistant in 
the Acquisitions Department (Bindery Section); Elizabeth Morris, Senior Library Assistant 
in the Catalog Department, to return to her home in New York Qty; Mrs. Elodie K. Vande- 
vert. Senior Library Assistant in the Acquisitions Department of the Biomedical Library, 
to move to San Francisco. 

Staff Acti vi ties 

Donnarae Thompson, University Elementary School Librarian, was married on October 
12 to Richard D. McCann, Assistant Professor in the Department of Cinema at the Lbiver- 
sity of Southern California. 

Ruth Doxsee, Music librarian, has been asked to serve for another two-year term 
on the fiLA Subscription Books Bulletin Committee. 

Donald Black, Physics librarian, is co-author of a " Fibliography of Literature on 
Electrical Measurements" wliich appeared in the July 1957 issue of Automation. 

P. A. Will Head Southern District 

Page Ackerman has been elected Vice President, President-Elect of the Southern 
District of the California library Association. 

Visitors and Readers 

Two distinguished chemists from Cambridge University have recently visited the 
Chemistry Library: on September 30, J. A. Poole, Lecturer in Tieoretical Qiemistry and 
Fellow of Trinity College, and on October 10, Sir Alexander Todd, Professor of Organic 
Qiemistry, wlio gave the Hitchcock Lecture that day at the Qiemistry Seminar. 

Ffecent visitors to the Department of Special Collections liave included Albert 
Sperisen, of San Francisco (September 21); Henry C. Ely, of the Department of Special 
Collections of the Library on the Santa Barbara campus (September 21); and Mrs. Evelina 
Ditzen, Head of the Map Department at the Point Mugu Naval .Air Missile Test Center 
(September 27). 

Jean E. Joujon-Hoche, geologist witli the 3iell Oil Company in Long Beach, visited 
tiie Geology library on October 4. Another distinguished visitor to this library was 
Professor Hisashi Kuno of the Geological Institute at Lhiversity of Tokyo, wlio was shown 
about by Professors Murdoch and Rosenfeld. 

Lawrence De Fee, Dean of the College of Education and Vice President of the Univer- 
sity of Texas, visited the Education Library on September 30, 

CLA Now in Session 

Anong those attending the 59th Annual Conference of the California library Associa- 
tion at Fresno this week are Helen Riley, President of the Library Staff Association, the 
Library's official delegate; James Cox, who will preside at the meeting of the Staff 
Organizations Itound Table Organizing Conmittee; Everett Moore, President-Elect of the 
College, University, and Research Libraries Section of the (1j\; William Conway, President- 
Elect of that Section's Southern Division; Ibbert Amdal, a member of the CLA' s Regional 

October 18, 1957 13 

Resources Committee; Mary Ryan, a member of its Documents Committee; Louise Darling, w)io 
is treasurer of the LC Scliool of Librari anship Alumni Association; and Page Ackerman, 
Donald Black, Jeannette Hagan, Esther Koch, and Ardis Ixxlge. Our next issue will contain 
reports on the Conference. 

SLA in Monterey 

A joint meeting of the Southern California and San Francisco Chapters of the Special 
Libraries Association is to be held tomorrow in f.bnterey for a discussion of "Present 
Trends in Interlibrary Loan Policy." Participants on the panel will be Esther Euler, 
Nell Steinmetz, of the Pacific Aeronautical library, and Margaret Uridge, of the Berkeley 
campus. The program for the day includes a tour of the Lhited States Naval Postgraduate 
School at Del Monte and luncheon at Neil de Vaughin's I-testaurant on Cannery Row, 

Education Library: Renaissance 1957 

This fall the Education Library moved into its new quarters in ftoore Hall 145. Tliis 
is the place thousands of students have known as FP> (more recently MH) 145. Its higli- 
windowed walls long echoed to tiie sound of lecture, musical instrument, and song. Before 
our reporter entered it again the other day he had thought of it only with respect to the 
hours he had spent there in IViiversity Qioir practice. Last winter the many-colored sounds 
of Bach, Mozart, and Bloch were replaced by those of the jackhammer and drill and the tools 
of the builder, which were converting the hall into a fine new library. 

The Library's reading room, circulation and reference desks, and offices now stand 
on the new first floor wliich has replaced tlie original sloping floor. Tlie higli windows 
have become full-length windows looking out on an agreeable scene of flowers, trees, and 
shrubs. Effective use is made of wood, with walls and bookcases finished in natural oak. 
The reference and reserve stacks combine metal shelving and wood panelling at the ends 
and along the tops of the ranges. Tlie ligliting is abundant but soft, for the major portion 
of the ceiling consists of a flush plexiglass liglited screen, and the reference stacks 
are lighted indirectly. Ihe reading room seats sixty-four readers. The steel tables now 
in use will soon be replaced by new wooden tables in keeping with the style of the room. 

Miss Coryell's office looks out to the north tiirough quasi-French doors, and on the 
south side is a pleasant work room wiiere hibiscus blooms fill the window frames. A new 
open stack is situated on the floor below in a newly excavated area. Twelve study carrells 
are provided for student use and the stack can ultimately be expanded to a capacity of 
65,000 volumes. 

Since 1953 the Education Library had been situated on the second Qoor of Moore Hall, 
Its space there has now become an enlarged and comfortable Curriculum Laboratory, which 
connects with the Education Library by an interior stairway for staff use. The two facil- 
ities can continue to vrork in close and convenient relationship. 

The Education Library's quarters are at last among the finest on the campus. 

New L. C. P. Volume 

Books West Southwest, Essays on Writers, their Books, and their Land is a collection 
of the vagrant essays of Librarian Powell just published by the Ward lUtchie Press of Los 
Angeles, excellently printed and bound in deserty gingham boards. Many of the essays 
appeared previously in magazines and range from the Colorado to the slopes of the Tehachapis. 
They touch on pifTon nuts, backroads ("I have not pioneered, or suffered worse hardship than 
city traffic") and second-hand bookshops. The pervasive mood is found in the essay, Itooks 
Determine. " 

14 UCLA Librarian 

Index to the Los Angeles STAR 

The Department of Special Collections has conmenced the indexing of the Los i'^geles 
•Star, Los Angeles's first newspaper. The index will cover the period 1851-1879 and will 
be concerned mainly with local events in Los Angeles and Southern California. It will 
ultimately be published by the Library. 

Who Wi 1 1 Draw the Line? 

Expressions of gratitude for assistance given by mail are infrequent, so when they 
do arrive they are doubly appreciated. A young inquirer recently disarmed members of our 
Reference staff by stating forthrightly , I am a Campfire Girl. I am working on my last 
requirement in order to pass from Campfire into the Horizon Qub and I need some help and 
information. " Slie would like an explanation, she said, of what the "balance of nature" 
is, for she had to write a description of places wiiere it is maintained undisturbed and 
where it is disturbed and to tell what the consequences may be when it is disturbed. 

After a moment of reflecting on why our Campfire Girl had appealed to the big Uni- 
versity on the hill instead of to a closer public or school library our staff set about 
to guide her as gently as possible to such a library by mentioning several of the reference 
^TO^ks she would find there which would contain helpful material on her question. Back 
came a courteous thank-you for our letter. I realize it is really a problem," she 

wrote, "and I want to thank you very much for it. It has been of great help and assis- 
tance... Be sure your wonderful letter is appreciated." 

If we were responsible for guiding a young lass to her neighborhood library--and 
pKjssibly to a new and happy association with books- -we more than justified taking a little 
time with her, though she was beyond our normal orbit of service. The line is not easy 
to draw, as to how far a university library can properly extend its help, wlien the time 
of librarians is involved and obligations must be weighed. 

A story about the British Museum, recently told in the Manchester Qiardian Weekly 
£ind reported in The Library World, is apropos. Tlie writer recalled that when a timid 
girl of thirteen in a remote country rectory she was filled with the urge to study design. 
Her father suggested she should write to the British Museum Reading Room and ask how 
she could discover how men's designs became so divergent seeing that they all had a 
possibly common origin and how could she study it. Sie received a most courteous reply, 
indicating that the question was not quite an original one. I would rather you asked 
me what is God, ' but added an invitation to call. So the timid lass, armed with this 
letter, travelled to the B.M. , was conducted from place to place most courteously and 
received by the right assistant with utmost kindness and helpfulness, and was taught, she 
says for the whole afternoon, and told also of the books she needed and where to get them. 
Her concluding words are worth repetition: "That night I prayed my heart out for the 
British Museum. . . ' " 

P.S. Our own young correspondent has been invited to call, and we hope she accepts. 

M. G. M. Librarian Wi 11 Speak 

Elliott Morgan, Head of the Research Department of the Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios, 
will speak to the Staff Association on Nbnday, October 28, at 4 p.m. in the Staff Room, 
on the librarian's role in the making of motion pictures. 

"Californian Li brar lansh ip" 

An article on Californian Librarianship, " by Robert L. Gollison, was published in 
the September issue of The Librarian and Book World (London), to coincide with Mr. Powell's 
appearance at Harrogate to give the Annual Lecture at the library Association conference. 
Mr. Coliison pays particular attention to some of the publishing activities of libraries 
in California, and refers in generous terms to several of our own at IJQv\. 

Obtober 18, 1957 j^5 

Hearing on H. R. 91 86 

At the hearing held last week in San Francisco by the Congressional Subcommittee to 
Study Federal Printing and Paperwork, statements concerning Qiairman Wayne L. Hays's bill, 
ILll. 9106, wtiich proposes changes in the federal depository library law, were made by li- 
brarians representing various types of libraries and various regions in tiie state. Fverett 
fbore, representing this library, and Evelyn Huston, of the California Institute of Tecli- 
nology, serving as one of the California Library Association's representatives, attended 
the hearing from southern California. Tlie principal statement of the viewpoint of Cali- 
fornia librarians was made by George Railey, documents librarian on the University's Davis 
campus, who is chairman of tlie CLA Dbcuments Cormittee. Mrs. Carma Zimmerman, State 
librarian, presented an additional statement concerning her library's responsibility in 
collecting and disseminating federal documents to public libraries. 

Congressman Hays (he is from Ohio) and his fellow committeemen showed themselves to 
be entirely sympathetic to the needs and interests of librarians in maintaining and pro- 
viding service with Government publications and quite aware of tlieir problems of organ- 
izing and storing documents for effective use. In his opening statement he observed that 
the need to improve the outmoded depository laws lias been tlie subject of discussion by 
interested parties, including the American library Association and the Superintendent of 
[bcuments, for more than half a century. Among the provisions its sponsors consider of 
particular importance are those permitting expansion of the number of depository libraries 
and discarding of publications after a reasonable lengtli of time by tiiose libraries not 
needing to keep them in permanent research collections. 

Although the bill in its present form provides also for the establisliment of regional 
depository libraries within the several states wliich would agree to give reference service 
within the region served, including interlibrary loan, and would receive and maintain all 
Government publications for tlie benefit of all libraries in the region, members of the 
Sibcanmittee indicated that as a result of opinions expressed by librarians they had con- 
cluded that such specific provisions for regional depositories, wiiich would appear to 
place excessive responsibilities on such depositories for serving their regions, sliould pro- 
bably be modified and that permissive ratlier than mandatory provisions for regional de- 
positories might be preferable. 

Die Congressmen lieard statements on these and other provisions of the bill from many 
of the librarians attending the iiearing. Tliey empiiasized that they were anxious to gather 
as many viewpoints as possible in order to construct a bill that would be of greatest bene- 
fit to all libraries concerned. This was tiie second regional Iiearing on the bill, tlie 
first iiaviiig been held earlier last week in Qiicago. Hearings will lield next in New Orleans 
and Moston. 

Meeting on Technical Publications Is Announced 

"Government Publications in the Field of Science and Technology" will be the subject 
of a meeting sponsored by the CLA Documents Committee on November 15 at the Institute of 
the Aeronautical Sciences, in I/)s Angeles. Anyone interested in attending this meeting is 
asked to communicate with Mary Ryan at the Government Publications Hoom. 

Tlie program will include discussions of the history of technical publications issued 
by the government, ASllA operations, Atomic Energy Comrrission publications, technical re- 
ports, and scientific and teclinical government publications for the general public. Uiose 
participating in the program are fts. Joiianna Tallman, IDA Engineering library; George 
Tsujimoto, ASriA; Dalton A. Degitz, San Diego Public library; Evelyn Huston, California 
Institute of Technology; and Mary Ryan, UQA. 

16 IXLA Librarian 

The Victoria History of the Counties of England 

Impressively occupying sixteen shelves of the over-size stack, the one hundred and 
twenty-one (at last count) massive crimson volumes of the Victoria History of the Counties 
of England inspire one with awe as well as admiration on reading the chronicle of their 
editing and publishing history by W.R, Powell in The Library Association Record for August 
1557. Mr, Powell, editor of the V.C.H. of Essex, is a partner in one of the most impres- 
sive editorial collaborations of modern scholarship, comparable in achievement to the 
D.N.B. and the O.E.D. Since the founding of the V.C.H. in 1899, there have been only four 
general editors. William Page who was sole editor from 1904 until his death in 1934 left 

behind him a monument aere perermius, of 90 volumes. " Assisting the editor were distin- 
guished scholars whose contributions in such specialized fields as archaeology became fea- 
tures of each volume. 

The planning was on a grand scale; the editors did not wish to repeat the errors of 
the 18th and early 19th century county historians, some of whom were deficient in scholar- 
ship, honesty or both. " All work was to be based on original sources and encompass the 
geology, natural history, archaeology, and topography as well as the political, ecclesias- 
tical, and educational history of each county. Wien the full-time staff was dispersed 
because of the first World War, it numbered fifty. The full-time staff consisted mainly 
of young female graduates directed by male sub-editors. Those who were engaged on the 
topographical volumes were allowed about two weeks in which to write the history of each 
pari sh . " 

Until 1932 the project was privately supported, enduring the expected financial vicis- 
situdes. It was then taken over by the University of London. Support is received from 
the several county local authorities who supply funds for the employment of local editors 
to continue the history of their counties. The central staff consists now of some twenty 
full-time editorial and research workers. 

Although the volumes for twelve counties out of thirty-six have been completed, the 
the plan and scope of the volumes are constantly being criticized in the light of present 
developments in historiography. Mr. Powell gives the example of parish histories, which 

while retaining their accounts of manors, advowsons, churches and charities, now include, 
when relevant and when the sources permit, sections on primary schools, parish government, 
poor relief, non- conformity, agrarian history, industries, population, public services 
and social life." A supplementary bibliography volume planned for Essex might set the 
pattern for other counties: its three parts to consist of (1) books, pamplilets, and arti- 
cles relating to the county as a wtiole, arranged by subjects; (2) alphabetical directory 
of persons and families connected with Essex; and (3) individual towns and parishes. 

This set forms the center of the Library's large collection of English local history. 
Additional source material is provided by the large files of the journals of the archaeo- 
logical and historical societies of the several counties, the publications of parish re- 
cords societies, and such supplementary collections as that of the histories of the liv- 
ery companies. 

THINKing Author 

Add to the fearful signs and portents of this geophysical year a book written by an 
IPM machine for the University of California Press. Pages of the book shown at random to 
Library colleagues by our roving reporter were readily identified as the U.S. Budget, a 
Census Tract Index, and last year's stock market quotations. However, the title-page 
reads. Concordance to the Poetical Works of John Dryden, edited by Giy Montgomery, assist- 
ed by Mary Jackman and Helen S. Agoa, * Berkeley and Los Angeles, University of California 
Press, 1957. The machine couldn't handle quotations, so there are none. Things are in 
the saddle and ride mankind" (quotation). 

•Formerly Helen Shumaker, onetime Head of our Acquisitions Department. 

October 18, 1957 17 

Censorship and Libraries 

Over 250 intensive field interviews have been completed by the Berkeley 
campus School of librarianship survey team on book selection policies for 
California state libraries. As a tentative first conclusion, the team reports 
that there seems little reason to believe that there has been a startling 
increase in local pressures for the non-purchase or removal of controversial 
materi al. " 

The Fund for the Republic provided $36,000 last fall for a study of 
procedures, policies, and pressures regarding book selection and retention in 
libraries. A principal objective was to determine wliether librarians are ex- 
periencing restrictive pressures from their communities or other interests. 

The high school, municipal, and county librarians and scliool acininistra- 
tors interviewed spoke on all aspects of book selection policy and the role 
of the library as a free institution. Many librarians felt that the prevail- 
ing atmosphere of caution may indirectly affect tlieir own book selection de- 
cisions and, at some future time, provide reinforcement for local demands for 
censorship or restriction. 

The study will be completed in spring, 1958, and will serve as part of 
the program for an Institute to be held on the campus in connection with the 
1958 conference of the American library Association. Publication plans have 
not yet been announced. 

Project Director for the study is fHss Marjorie Fiske, Lecturer in 
Librarianship. Faculty maiibers on the Advisory Committee are Professor 
Herbert P.lumer, Qiainnan of the Department of Sociology and Social Institu- 
tions; Professor Harold Jones (Psychology), Director, Institute of Quid 
Welfare, and Pacific Coast representative of the Social Science l^search 
Council; Professor Jerzy Neyman, Qiairman of the Department of Statistics; 
and Proifessor Theodore L. Ifeller, of the School of Education. 

-University Bulletin, October 7, P57 

In Review 

Amen can- English Usage. A masterly and devastating review of Margaret Nicholson s 
recently published Dictionary of American-English Usage is the article entitled lowler s 
Generation," by Jacques Rarzun, in the surmier issue of The American Scholar. Professor 
Barzun concludes that this latest attempted revision of fowler s great work is a deplor- 
able travesty, not only reflecting a dispiriting lack of judgment, recurrent errors, care- 
lessness of substance and deficiencies in knowledge, but demonstrating in its new portions, 
the need for just such a dictionary as the original Fowler was. 


Bare Books in American State University Libraries. Ifebert R Downs, writing on this 
subject in the autumn issue of The Book Collector (Undon), describes some of the notable 
acquisitions which have resulted from the spectacular expansion of the fhddle and bar 
Sern universities, such as Indiana, Kansas^ Illinois, -'^/'^lA. in m-uscrip^ and rare 
book collecting during the past ten years. The specific needs of scholars at *«^k rather 
than institutional rivalries and the struggle for prestige, he Relieves, account for the 
increasing preoccupation of these relatively young and fast- growing institutions with 
rare library materials. 

Book Censorship, ^\^e American Civil Liberties Llnion's" Statenent on Censorship 
Activity by Private Organizations" issued recently in pamphlet fonn, expresses the finn 

18 l!CLA Librarian 

conviction that any kind of censorship infringes the principle of that constitutionally 
g;uaranteed freedom of the press which protects the free exchange of ideas, and states that 
it is the intention of the Union to intervene on behalf of writers, publishers, vendors, 
and purchasers who have the will to explore legal avenues for the maintenance of their 

Uncle's Book Store. In a front page article under this caption, the Wall Street 
Journal of October 3 finds that the vast publishing endeavor of tl>e LInited States Govern- 
ment Printing Office is a source of acute unhappiness to most private printers and many 
Congressmen. It suggests hopefully that the current deliberations of the Congressional 
Subcommittee to Study Federal Printing and Paperwork Problems may possibly result in the 
creation of a consolidated Department of Printing whose first function, it may be presumed, 
would be to administer a salutary checkmate to the Government's deepening plunge into pub- 
lishing at the expense of private business. 

Planning the Library Building. What to do until the architect comes, library site 
selection, service relationships and work flow, lighting, color planning, equipment and 
furnishings- -these and related matters are effectively discussed in the July News Notes 
of California Libraries , an entire issue devoted to the proceedings of the California 
State Library's 1957 spring workshop on library planning. 

Du Pont Library. Of interest to students of Anerican economic and business history 
is the announcement that the Du Pont family books and papers, which trace their historical " 
continuity from the ancestral French Physiocrat, Du Pont de Nemours, in 1760, will soon 
be organized into a usable library and archive, together with the early business records 
of the CXi Pont Company, and made available for scholarly research. The Longwood Library, 
near Kennett Square, Pennsylvania, is described in some detail by its Director, Qiarles 
W. David (formerly the University of Pennsylvania's Librarian), in the Papers of the 
Bibliographical Society of America for the Tliird Qliarter, 1957. 

(Notes on some of the less-publicized but important items in print which 
we believe will interest staff members will be contributed to every other issue 
by Paul Miles. He will welcome suggestions from the staff.) 

An International Library Story 

Last March, the UCLA Librarian published an article about the death of Shin'ichi I to, 
a remarkable Japanese library personality who had served for more than 35 years in the 
i^ciragi Village Library, in the Yamaguchi Prefecture. It was based on an article in The 
International Librarian (Kokusai Siiryo Kyokai, Tokyo) by its editor, Fuj io Mamiya, wlio is 
liead of the Library Bureau of Japan and himself an outstanding library figure in that coun- 
try. A reference was made to Ito's book. Practical Management of Town and School Libraries, 
published in 1931 by Mr. Mamiya, which had been described as "a bible in its field." 

A copy of- the Librarian went to Mr. Mamiya, with a letter asking wiiether any copies 
of Ito's book were still available. A few months passed, and in July Mr. Mamiya wrote to 
express his pleasure over our story, and to tell us that a copy of Ito's book, Choson Gakko 
Toshokan Keiei no Jissai, had been mailed to us under separate cover. He was also sending 
us, he said, a copy of the Mainichi, a leading newspaper in Osaka and Tokyo, for June 21, 
vhich together with this letter would explain to us how he was able to send us the book. 

An article in the Mainichi, translated for us by the staff of our Oriental Library, 
told how a member of our Library staff "was very much impressed by the story of Mr. Shin'ichi 
Ito written by Fujio Mamiya in the International Librarian. . . As he thought this story 
should be told not only to the librarians in Japan but also to librarians all over the world, 
he wrote an article about Mr. Ito in the UCLA Librarian, the official publication of the 
UQA Library. " Having received the letter inquiring about Ito's book, the article contin- 
ued, Mr. Mamiya had forwarded it to Mr, Yoshisuke Suzuki, the Librarian of the Yamaguchi 

October 10, 1957 


Library. Mr. Suzuki replied that he would try hard to locate a copy, although it was out 
of print, and that he would be happy to present it to the UCLA Library is he found one. 

The happy result of the Mamichi's article was that Mr. Yutaka Fujinaka, former 
principal of the Akiragi Village Primary School, read it, and as Mr. Mamiya says, "researched 
his shelf and fortunately found Mr. Ito's work," wliich he immediately sent to Mr. Suzuki 
with a cordial letter, asking that it be sent to UCLA. Mr. Suzuki therefore sent it to 
Mr. Mamiya, who mailed it to us, and the book has now been placed in the Oriental Library 
and is a greatly valued addition to our collection of books on librarianship. 

UCLA Librarian is issued every other Friday by the Librarian's Office. 
Editor: Everett Moore. Assistant Editor: James R. Cox. Contributors to this issue: 
Page Ackerman, Fbbert E. Amdal , Elizabeth S. fkadstreet, Gladys A. Coryell, Eve A. fblbee, 
Frances J. Kirschenbaum, Paul M. Miles, James V. Mink, Retty fiosenberg, Mary Ryan, Hiawatha 
Snith, Florence G. Williams. 


Volume 11, Number 3 November I, 1957 

From the Librarian Abroad 

Amsterdam. October 22. The short flight from Paris yesterday was rainy all the way, 
but we were in a Convair built in San Diego for 1(LM, and thus felt at home. Across the 
aisle a sturdy burglier was returning to Holland with a bird cage and a bottle of cognac, 
evidence of the diversity offered by Paris. 

We too experienced these charming differences in a week's stay in a very small hotel 
on the Qbai Saint Michel, overlooking the island of the Cite and Notre Dame. Students were 
swarming everywhere. Our chambermaid was a German student, earning her way, and on the desk 
a multi-lingual Dutch girl worked part-time while studying at the Sorbonne. The weather was 
good all week, crisp, golden, and sweet with the smell of fallen leaves. 

On the day we planned to go to Qiartres, where we had a long-standing luncheon date 
with Colonel H. Montgomery Hyde, M.P. , the Oscar Wilde scholar, we were hit by a sudden 
nation-wide strike of electricity and gas workers which successfully paralyzed the country. 
No light, heat, subway, or hot coffee. Taxis were not to be had. By some heavy in-fighting 
we managed to board a bus and make tlie Gare ^bntparnasse two minutes before train-time only 
to find that electrified line without current. So we went instead to the Zoo. 

We made the short trip later to Qiartres on a fine day of changing sun and shadow and 
spent several hours in that incredibly jewelled cathedral. 

Traffic in Paris is heavy and dangerous. Prices are high. Tlie country was in its 
third week without a government. Tlie papers were full of the Algerian and Near East troubles 
and the Gebe Lune, so it was comforting to escape for a weekend to Dijon, the old ducal city 
of Durgundy wiiere I completed my university studies twenty-five years ago on the 29th of 
October. The electric train makes the ?00-mile run in tliree hours, certainly one of the 
fastest of £l11 train schedules. 

We stayed at the home of my chief professor, Georges Connes, wtiom some of the staff will 
remember from the talk he gave us vAien he visited UO^A in 1948. Now living in retirement on 
his ancestral farm in the southern mountains of the l^uergue and at Dijon, wliere Madame 
Connes still teaches English in the Lycee des FiUes, Connes is a man among men, teacher, 
scliolar, fanner, public servant, who risked his life as a leader of the Resistance and after 
the Liberation served a term as Mayor of Dijon. Although a quarter century had passed since 
I studied under his direction, I found myself still figuratively sitting at his feet, full 
of respect and admiration (and affection) for all that one man can achieve. 

I wrote last, a month ago from Edinburgh, a bit discouraged by the bad weather. I am 
glad to report that it was followed by three glorious dry weeks, during wliicli we added an- 
other thousand miles on the car. Tlie final week in London was lively, as I sought to wind 
up the buying I had initiated earlier, mostly for IKIA, but also for Herkeley and Riverside. 
I siiall report later on some of these acquisitions, after I iiave had a tryout en route west 
on the library school students and faculty of the LViiversity of Illinois, wlien I pay my first 
visit to Urban a and the empire of Downs. 

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We dined royally at the Rob Collisons' home in Hampstead and I paid a visit to his 
excellent Central Reference Library in downtown London. Another nwrning I spent witli F.C. 
Francis, Keeper of Printed Hooks in the Britisii Museum, renewing the bibliographical ties 
which link Los Angeles with London. 

We were in the Festival Hall for the concert by tlie Royal Pliilharnranic in honor of 
Ralph Vaugtian Williams' 85th birtl\day, at wtiich they played his Pastoral Symphony, On Wenlock 
Edge, and Job. Tlie old man was in the box above us, looking every bit as hale as he did a 
few years ago wlien he lectured in Royce Hall. Coming out on the riverbank in the ten o'clock 
mist, it was exactly like one of Wliistler's London Nocturnes. 

On our last day in Ixindon we lunched with twenty of our best friends in the Rritish 
booktrade, some from as far as Edinburgh and I\iurnemouth, and every last one of us, includ- 
ing my wife, made a little speech. Need I add it was a three hour affair. As the leading 
American research libraries have proved, year after year, there is no substitute for seeking 
out research materials at the sources, and we on the remote western coast are at a particu- 
lar disadvantage unless we periodically span the continent and ocean and make our selections 
directly from the shelves of our friends the antiquarian booksellers, living, as I like to 
call it. Hand to Boole. Thus I end this sliort, intensive buying trip witli a sense of enrich- 
ment, renewal, and good cheer. 

Mere in Amsterdam we are seeing the RLjksmuseum, the Flower flarket, and the Canals, and 
are winding up our visit with a dinner to he attended by euitiquarian booksellers and research 
librarians, brothers under the binding. 

It is good to travel and even better to return. Now we liave the latter orospect before 
us. See you soon' 


Personnel Notes 

Mrs. Jeanette M. Snyder, wlio has joined the staff of the 'biomedical Library as a Senior 
Library Assistant, received her B. A. from \UA in June of tliis Year. 

Mrs. Audrey B. Parker, new Typist-Clerk in the Accjuisitions Department (Gift and 
Excliange), attended UQ^A and is a former employee of tlie campus Personnel Office. 

Rie following reclassifications are announceti: Elizabeth Bork, /\cquisitions Department 
(Serials), from Senior Library fXssistant to Principal library Assistant, and Mrs. Helen 
Arnot, Education Library, from Typist-Clerl: to Senior library Assistant. 

Miss McMurry on Leave 

Sadie McMurry is on sick, leave for an indefinite period, and is staying witii her 
brother in Pomona, Cards and letters will reacli her at 1921 North San Antonio Avenue. 

Librarian's Conference 

Tlie principal item on the agenda for October 2'1 was Everett Moore's report on his ex- 
periences last summer as a visiting Assistant Professor at the University of Washington's 
School of Librarianship, wliich ranged from the joys and vicissitudes of life on a houselxiat 
to the problems of an expanding library school. Further discussion centered a round the 
announcanent of the forthcoming visit to the campus of the accreditation team of the Western 
College Association on November 25-27, and the budgetary effects of the fact that ia.A's 
fall enrollment is considerably lower than was expected. 

November ], 1957 23 

Visitors and Readers 

Loretta Lash, uf the Los Angeles Trade Technical Junior College, recently consulted 
materials in the Department of Special Collections on UQj\' s campus dedication ceremonies, 
in connection witli planning for tlie Junior College's forthcoming dedication of its new 

J.K. O'Hagan, Secretary of Gladsline Park 2 Branch of the Amalgamated Engineering Ihion, 
of Ixjndon, visited the Institute of Industrial Relations Library, on October 23. He was 
interested in seeing tlie Libiary's collection of Britisli and Commonwealth labor materials, 
which include a file of the A.E.V. Journal, official publication of his union. 

Tetsuo Nozoe. Professor of Oiemistry at the Chemical Institute of Tohoku Pniversity, 
Sendai , Japan, visited the Chemistry Library on October 23. 

Katherine E. King, of tlie di fts and l-lxchange Department on the Flerkeley campus, visited 
the Library on October 26 and conferred with Dorothy Harmon and otliers about mutual exchange 

Visit from Herman Zapf 

Herman Zapf, the great German calligrapher and type designer, was a visitor to the 
campus and tlie Library on October 22. Mr. Zapf is in the United States to consult with the 
Mergentlialer Linotype Company on the design of new type faces for their Linofilm machine, 
and took advantage of his trip to have what he thouglit would be a vacation in California. 
But he failed to reckon on the enthusiasm for his work among our California printers and 

On Tuesday he lunciied with several members of the Art Department and in the afternoon 
talked to the students in lettering and advertising design. In the evening the ffeunce & 
Coffin Qub met with him for dinner and then adjourned to the Library's Department ot 
Special Collections to hear another brief talk and keep him occupied for sane time with 
questions about his work. 'Die Department iiad installed for the occasion an exhibit from the 
Library's collection of writing and lettering Ijooks. 

New Library Telephone Directory 

A revised telephone directory for all campus libraries will be issued next week. All 
copies of the previous edition sliould be destroyed. 

Another Telephone for Acquisitions 

An additional telephone, number 9345, has been installed in the Acquisitions Department 
for microfilm and photostat orders placed through Mrs. Kathleen Bush for materials bouglit 
on non-Library funds. This number sliould also be used for calling bibliographical checkers. 
641 remains the number for the Department Head and the Secretary, and for inquiries about 
wants. 623 is reserved for the Assistant Head. 

Redl Photographs on Exhibit 

Now on exliibit, and to remain on display through the month, of November, is a collection 
of photographs of contemporary California artists: writers, painters, sculptors, and photo- 
graphers. Tlie photographs are the work of Harry fedl , a young photographer now living in 
San Francisco. Mr. Redl has undertal;en the task of portraying the artists of America as a 
labor of love, but his work is expected to grow with importance as time passes. None of the 
portraits are of the studied "studio" type, but are interpretative photographs of the artists 
in a meaningful environment. Gordon Williams tells us all were taken with a Flolleiflex in 
available light. 

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CLA's 59th Conference 

The 59th Annual Conference of the California Library Association, which met in Fresno, 
October lU to 19, was attended by twelve of our staff members. The following reports, not 
comprehensive , but touching on the principal interests of our representatives there, include 
contributions by Page Ackerman, Robert Arndal, Louise Darling, Esther Koch, James Cox, Helen 
Biley, and Mary Ryan. 

Gi 1 1 i s Centenary, The one hundredth anniversary of the birth of James L. Gillis, 
State Librarian from 1899 until Ids death in 1917, was observed in a program viiich opened 
the First General Session of tlie CLA's 59th Annual Conference in Fresno, week before last. 
The Centennial Observance Committee, under the chairmanship of John D. Henderson, had 
arranged for several pioneer librarians who had wrorlved with Mr. Gillis to speak of their 
remembrsmce of him and of his achievement in getting the State Legislature to set up the 
county library system in 1909. Harriett G. Eddy, of San Francisco, Susan T. Smith, of 
Berkeley, and Mrs. Eleanor Hitt Morgan, of Sacramento, all spoke with vigor about these 
earlier days in California library liistory. They were followed by the surprise appearance 
of James Gillis' s daughter, Mabel Gillis, herself State Librarian for many years, vA\o express- 
ed appreciation for the memorial program in brief but eloquent remarks. An address by Pro- 
fessor Oscar Kaplan, of San Diego State College, followed. 

That evening, Andrew H. Horn, of Occidental College, spealdng at the college eind re- 
search librarians' dinner, carried further the consideration of our California library 
heritage, in his address entitled "A Backward Glance Vtith an Eye to the Future." He elab- 
orated on the theme that we have been blessed with an extraordinary number of inspired and 
gifted library leaders and that our obligation is clear to continue to build progressively 
in order to provide the kind of library services demanded by modern times. J. Richard 
Blanchard, Librarian on the Davis camous of the University, presided at this meeting. 

National Library Week. The Second General Session was addressed first by John S. 
Robling of the National Book Comnittee, who told of plans for National Library Week, March 
16 to 22, 1958, tlie purpose of whicli is to stimulate the reading of books by the Anerican 
public. Henry Madden' s presidential address followed, and revealed him as a witty and 
forceful speaker, whose message provided much food for thought. He pointed out some of the 
problems facing California librarians, including the need for wider membership, the perils 
of book censorship, and the necessity for certification of libraries and for state aid to 
equalize public library service. On the other side of the ledger he noted recent advances, 
notably the enactment at the last session of the legislature of the Public Library Conmis- 
sion Gill, which establishes a commission to survey the adequacy of public library service 
throughout the state. 

"Books, Libraries, and Automation." At the Tliird General Session, sponsored by the 
College, University and Research Libraries Section, Herman Fussier, Director of Libraries 
at the University of Qiicago, talked on "Boolis, Libraries, and Automation," a topic brist- 
ling with complexities, to wdiich he brought an admirably clear and lucid exposition. He 
reassured librarians that books and libraries, which have always played such an important 
role in liberating the spirit and mind of man, are in no jeopardy of being superseded by 
the new machines. The latter are devices-, rather, to lielp us control our bibliographic 
wealth and to extract from our vast printed resources the particular information we may need 
at any given time. Tlieir promise for libraries lies not only in the field of subject analysis 
and literature searching, but in the reduction in the volume of mechanically repetitive 
tasks with wliich librarians have always been plagued. 

"Who Saw the Elephant." Tl>e annual Edith M. Coulter Lecture, sponsored by the UC 
School of LibrariemsJiip Alumni Association, was presented at the conference's Fourth General 
Session. Tliis year's lecturer was George P. Hammond, Director of the Bancroft library at 
UC, Berkeley, wtiose paper, "Wlio Saw the Elephant," was an entertaining excursion into 
California history. The expression, he showed, had become a byword during the days of the 
Gold Rush for tliose who had come to the gold fields, endured their hardsldps, and all too 
frequently returned disillusioned in their dreams of great wealth. 

November 1, 1957 25 

Stirring Words by the Governor. Governor Goodwin J. Knight delivered a message to an 
open luncheon meeting sponsored by the Qv\ Trustees Section which gave librarians great 
encouragement by his pledge for active state support for public library extension. He had 
planned to speak in person, but an attack of flu prevented liis coming, and his address was 
read by Percy lleckendorf of Santa Barbara, the President-Elect of the Trustees Section. 

"Tlie free public libraries, as the third and vital se^nent of our wliole plan for 
public education, deserve active state support, " Governor Knight said. The two other 
segments, schools and colleges, he said, "have long been accepted as a responsibility of 
the state and have received considerable state support, including financial aid... The 
inevitably slow process of raising library services to an acceptable standard is a matter 
of concern to this association, and I want you to know that it is likewise of deep concern 
to me. " 

For this reason, he said, he had approved the measure passed by the last Legislature 
calling for a survey of public library facilities in California. He announced that he 
would soon appoint the nine persons to the new Public Library Commission wlio will serve 
with four members of the Legislature to study such matters as the piooling of library 
services and the possibility of state aid to libraries. 

Governor Knight also spoke of liis opposition to censorship bills introduced in the 
Legislature. "The right of every citizen in our state to have access to books of all 
kinds is axiomatic in a country \^iose government is based on the ideas of an informed 
electorate, " he said. "Responsible and fair minded citizens, regardless of political affilia- 
tion, must stand together and unafraid in matters affecting intellectual freedom..." 

CURLS Considers Automation. Tlie annual meeting of the College, University, and Re- 
search Libraries Section began with a short business meeting which included as the only item 
on its agenda a motion from the floor that a different name be found for the Section, in order 
that a more dignified set of initials might be substituted for the present OLIRLS. A commit- 
tee will be appointed by the next President to consider the matter, preferably by the use of 
a questionnaire to ascertain the membership's wishes. A few animated remarks from the 
floor indicated that feelings on the matter may run higli. 

The program continued the general theme of Automation and Libraries followed by the 
Section throughout the Conference. At this session it was discussed under the title 'Auto- 
mation and the Retrieval of Information" by a panel moderated by Melvin Voigt of the Uni- 
versity Library at Berkeley. The topic was presented by William E. Jorgensen, of the U. S. 
Navy Electronics Laboratory, San Diego, from the viewpoint of the physical sciences; by Jolin 
Henry Merryman, of the School of Law, Stanford University, from the viewpoint of the social 
sciences; and by David VV. Heron, of the Hoover Institution, from the viewpoint of the hu- 
manities. It was generally felt that the urgency for the application of automation to library 
techniques is greatest in the field of science and technology, wliere present bibliographical 
methods are inadequate to cope with the vast volume of material that is being published. 
Improvement of present bibliographical aids and finding of new ones were stressed. Wliile 
ways may be found eventually to apply automation to tiie sciences, it was said, it may not be 
possible or necessary to attempt to use the same techniques in the field of the humanities. 

It was suggested that between these extremes stand the social sciences, where it may be 
possible to retrieve information mechanically to a limited degree; but Mr. Merryman said that 
it must be remembered that the output of a machine cannot exceed the input. The input, he 
sliowed, is the result of physical, mechanical, and intellectual work. Tlie better the job of 
input, the better the final output. A certain amount of 'friction' or 'ambiguity' or 'noise' 
will result inevitably from the intellectual part of the process, because the same terms will 
not necessarily be used by those wi\o put data into the machine and those who take it out; and 
the meanings used by the two groups of people will not be the same. Tlie greater the ambiguity 
he said, the more the output will be lessened. He suf^ested tliat the best people to decrease 
the ambiguity are catalogers, classifiers, and indexers, and that no machine can solve this 

26 UCLA Librarian 

Spirited discussion followed, and included such questions as ' Who will decide quali- 
tatively what is important enough to index or what should be fed to the disposal unit?" and 
"Will librarians be the ones to put the material into the machines?" It was stated that 
scientists and engineers stand ready to build the machines we need if we can decide wiiat we 
want and can use them efficiently. Other comments were to the effect that devices will not 
be substitutes for our old tools, but will supplement them; that we cannot ask machines to 
think or create; and that we should not be unduly pessimistic about the possibilities of 
automation, but sliould find out what is available and broaden our concept of librarianship. 

UC Alumni Dinner. On Thursday evening of the Conference the University of California 
School of Librarianship Alumni Association held its annual meeting around the banquet tables. 
Despite Treasurer Louise Darling's lugubrious report that S84. 11 more went out than came in, 
dinner was a most cheerful affair, tlianks to the adroit showmanship of President Howard 
Rowe of San Bernardino (Librarian of the Library without a library-- adv. ). Anong the honored 
guests were Professor George Hammond of the Bancroft Library, and Mrs. Hammond, CLA President 
Henry Madden, Assemblyman W. Byron Rumford, of Berkeley, newly appointed by the Governor to 
the Public Library Survey Commission, Professor Edward A. Wight, representing Dean Danton of 
the School of Ijbrarianship, and Joan Dillon, Fresno County Library Qiildren's Section, who 
handled dinner arrangements and served as a most attractive and capable spokesnan for the 
latest class to graduate. 

Opinions on Library Education. Tlie Professional Education Committee and the Public 
Libraries Section were joint sponsors of a luncheon at wliich Marjorie Fiske, Director 
of the Book Selection Study of the LViiversity of California School of Librarianship, 
rep>orted on what she had learned in the course of her survey about California librarians' 
opinions on the adequacy of library education in the state. Specific conclusions could 
not yet be arrived at, she believed, but she said that many specific questions and opinions 
were recorded which will ultimately be of value in estimating the effectiveness of the 
library schools' programs. (.Among these, she said, were interested inquiries about estab- 
lishing a school on the Los Angeles campus, ) 

Intellectual Freedom. An ooen meeting of the Intellectual Freedom (Committee featured 
a preliminary report on the University of California's Book Selection Study by Marjorie 
Fiske, Director of the project. Miss Fiske described tlie matters to be covered in the final 
report, including the effect of general social clianges on the framework of the problem, the 
group and individual pressures wliich are brought to bear on the librarian from within and 
without the library, the librarian's reaction to the climate of opinion in which he operates, 
and action taken to meet book selection problems in the libraries surveyed. William 
Eshelman, Chairman of the (jommittee, reported general success in opposing censorsliip bills 
introduced in tlie last session of tlie legislature. 

CLA SORT. James (ix conducted the meeting of the Staff Organizations Ffound Table 
Organizing Cbmmittee. Tlie manual of procedure of the Round Table was discussed and changes 
in it were approved to equate its provisions with the new by-laws of the Association, and 
plans were also considered for organizing in the immediate future. Eighteen months of 
discussion and planning by the Organizing Committee culminated on the last day of the 
conference in tlie approval by the Association of incorporation and the new by-laws, which 
will provide for the organization of round tables. 

Recruitment Activity. At a luncheon meeting of the Recruitment Committee samples of a 
proposed a^ recruitment poster were viewed and discussed, and at another meeting its members 
sought ways of increasing its membership. Later in the week, the OLA Executive Board voted its 
its approval of one of the proposed posters, and to issue it this winter. 

Library Standards. A study of the organization and operation of the QA Executive Office 
and Secretarysliip has occupied the attentions of a Subcommittee of the Library Development 
and Standards (Committee for some months, and its preliminary report was made by Margaret Klausner 
at a meeting of the committee. Anong the problems under consideration are the basic question 
of vAiat the purpose of the Association should be, how its office should be organized and 
where it should be located, and how its publications should be produced. The subcommittee 
has recommended study of these matters and also development of "a sound dues schedule and 
membership plan." 

November 1, 1957 27 

The full committee recommended at its meeting that during the coming year the Cali- 
fornia Public Library Service Standards be studied and compared with the new ALA standards 
to determine their use in relation to those standards and to California public library de- 
velopment, particularly in view of the work of the Public Library Survey Conriission. It 
also recommended that CLA make a continuous study of the cost of public library service in 
Cali fornia. 

Documents Committee, Fifty librarians attended the Wednesday luncheon sponsored by 
the Dacuments Committee at which Marvin L. Blanchard of the State Department of Finance 
spoke on "Distribution of California State Publications." Mr. Blancliard reviewed the devel- 
opment of the present distribution system and discussed the criteria used by the Department 
of Finance in designating depository libraries; and he emphasized that the Department of 
Finance was most willing to discuss with librarians any problems they might have in connec- 
tion with the Library Distribution Act. 

At a closed meeting, the Committee discussed the recently issued manual on California 
state publications and reviewed the congressional hearing on revision of the federal depos- 
itory library law recently held in San Francisco. Plans for the forthcoming meetings to be 
sponsored by the Documents Committee were considered. Tlie Southern California meeting on 
"Government FNjblications in the Field of Science and Teclinology, " is to be held at the 
institute of tlie Aeronautical Sciences in Los ;\ngeles on November 15, and the one in Northern 
California will be at the Oakland Public Library on December 6. 

For Bibliophiles and Gourmets. Progress on the project for listing newspaper holdings 
in California libraries was reported by David W. Heron at a meeting of the Regional Resources 
Coordinating Committee, and a proposal for publishing a ten-year supplement to the California 
Local History Bibliography was presented by Father William J. Monihan, chairman of the com- 
mittee. ^]^e Southern Division's project for a finding list of dictionaries and grammars in 
Southern California libraries was described as being ready for publication next spring. The 
committee hooes also to supply MA delegates next July with a conscientious guide to book- 
stores and eating places in and around San Francisco. 

"Living Folklore." Tlie final general session, held on Friday afternoon, featured a 
talk by Richard Chase of the Appalachian State Teachers College at Doone, North Carolina, 
on the subject, "Living Folklore." A beguiling speaker, he told of his collecting of folk 
songs and dances from the Appalachian mountain people, and of his efforts to bring young 
people to an appreciation of their own folk heritage. He closed with a masterful telling 
of the story of "Wicked John and the Devil." At the business session wiiich followed, in- 
corporation of the Association was unanimously approved, a change wiiich makes possible the 
entering into legal contracts, the owiersliip of property, and the like. New by-laws were 
also adopted, providing, among other tilings, for the formation of round tables to represent 
the special interests of small groups of members. 

Mrs. Mok to Attend UNESCO Meeting 

Mrs. Mok will attend the Sixth National Conference of the Ihited States National Com- 
mission for UNESCO, in San Francisco, November 6 to 9, witli her husband, wtio is professor of 
history at Occidental College. The Conference theme is "Asia and the United States-- Vi/hat 
the American Citizen Can Dd To Promote Mutual Understanding and Cooperation." 

"Our incredible customs" 

Lbder the above heading the British Publishers' Circular and Booksellers' Record of 
September 21, 1957, records another round in the running battle witii the censorious customs 
officials. "Now I understand that officials recently impounded a work called Rape Round 
Our Coasts. I don't know w*iat sort of minds these yahoos have but I hope they enjoyed the 
book. It is about soil erosion! " 

28 UCLA Librarian 

SLA on Cannery Row 

On Saturday, October 19, 74 librarians and guests, members of the San Francisco Hay 
Area and the Southern California Chapters of Special Libraries Association, gathered for a 
joint conference at Monterey. In the morning tlie order of business was a tour of the 
beautiful, spacious, and we 1 1 - equi pped library of the Naval Postgraduate School; and follow- 
ing a tasty luncheon at Neil de Vauglin's restaurant on Cannery Row a panel on Trends in 
Interlibrary Loans" convened in the banquet room. 

Mrs. Margaret Uridge of the Berkeley Campus acted as moderator. LCLA' s Mrs. F.stlier 
Euler provided the keynote presentation of the lending library's viewpoint, and Miss 
Marjorie Griffin, Librarian of the San Jose branch of IIl'l, spoke for the borrowing libraries. 
Mrs. Nell Steinrnetz of Pacific Aeronautical Library enlivened the proceedings witli a witty 
respondence from the borrowing library's viewpoint, and Mrs, Retty Roth, Librarian of 
Standard Oil Company, San Francisco, acted as capable respondent for tlie lending libraries. 
Tlie point most strongly urged to improve the interlibrary loan situation was the expansion 
and improvement of the photographic service offered by the large university libraries. 

Tlie entire discussion was tape recorded, and the pertinent conments and questions, of 
which there were many, will be passed on to the ALA committee on Interlibrary Loans. 

Old Stack. XXIV 

For two months now O.L.I. 's men have been prowling on my lower levels with clip boards 
and tapes, a-measurin' and a-clialkin', and from their talk it would appear that Elxpansion 
is at least being put into writing. Tliey count slielves solemnly, and then, tongue clutched 
between teeth, turn some sub-total into feet, figure and add one-sixth, turn it back into 
shelves, jot down a figure, and move on. Tlie Serials assume importance. Set closed? Just 
one-sixth, if any. Set open? Six years. (Just wiiat is this figure six?) Tlie Books them- 
selves stand a little tensely and wearily, wondering what it will be like to lounge easily 
on a shelf v/ith spines out- facing and clean. 

Outside of New Stack a moat was dug, but the workmen ended up by planting a pipe and 
covering it over--I suppose for tlie drainage of the chrysanthemums and agaves winch it is 
rumored are to be planted in East Wing's new entrance, since that's where the whole hundred 
feet of pipe originates. 

Inside, the Anesmen have finished the floor of Four and are beginning on the uprigltts, 
and there are some panels lying near the center stairwell wliicli were evidently designed by 
a zig-zag sewing machine. Work is going ahead on the breathing apparatus, both on the roof, 
where it has been packed in elaborate swathings, and down below wliere ducts are being cosied 
up to the columns. A couple of weeks ago O.L.I, was the astonished recipient of the freight 
bills for Qimate Air Conditioning." Tais, she thought, was a favorable sign, but needless 
to say, she got rid of them by the most direct (?) route. 

The Library in Harvard's Program 

A Program for Harvard Cbllege," which is endeavoring to raise $82,500,000 to strength- 
en Harvard University's entire program, has set an objective of $15,000,000 for the Widener 
Library. Other than faculty salaries and housing, this is considered the most important 
objective of the Program. 

Every great educational advance at Harvard, " a recent announcement from the IViiver- 
sity states, "has depended upon the strength of its great library. For example, the House 
system could not have been put into effect without a vast library ready to meet the new 
demands that were to made upon it. Without a great library there could have been no free- 
elective system, no honors, no tutorial, and no general education. 

"Professor liittredge once said, 'You could destroy all the other Harvard buildings and, 
with Widener left standing, still have a university.' The library is truly the heart of 
Harvard, and the Program objective is to provide for it the strength to continue in its 
position as the greatest university library in the world. . . " 

November 1, 1957 29 

"The Sputnik Isn't In It" 

One of the Library ' s good friends among the antiquarian booksellers of 
London, Winifred (Winnie) Myers, has written the comment below on Librarian 
Powell's recent visit to England, after seeing Robert Collison' s account of 
the annual lecture at the Library Association's conference in Harrogate. 
Miss Myers was President of the Antiquarian Booksellers Association, 1950-52- 
She visited UCLA in 1%9 and looks forward to a second visit, perhaps next 
year. " 

'"llie breeze from the West' has also refreshed the British Antiquarian Book Trade, 
Seven years was a long time to wait for L.C.P's return, but it was as though he had never 
been away, so much was he still our dynamic understanding and witty friend with the riglit 
quip for each of us. "Ilie luncli in London when over 20 booksellers from Edinburgh in the 
North to Brigliton and Bournemouth in the South, assembled to do L. C. P. and Mrs. L.C. P. 
(or Fay) honour, testified to the esteem and affection in which we hold this great bookman 
who makes us feel, as no other does, that 'we are all in it together' and the treasures he 
has again lovingly gathered from our shops we are delighted to know will be at UCLA and 
V/illiam Andrews Clark, great institutions whose scholarly light shines each year ever 

"And by tlie way, if you've never seen L.C.P. at work in an Antiquarian Bookshop, why 
the ^utnik isn't in it! We all unite in lioping that L.CP. and Mrs. L.C.P. will return to 
us very soon again. " 

Violets Are (Yale?) Blue 

Tlie recent Ifniversity press release on the P. F. 0' Bri en -School of Bigineering project 
to determine whether items that use the official LViiversity colors are actually the right 
color has stimulated some researching and soul-searching by the staff of the Librarian. 
Since the University colors are supposed to be the same as the State colors, and since the 
State of California had been jogging along conplaceiitly under Paragraph 424 of the govern- 
ment Code, which read simply, "The official colors of the State are blue and gold, " things 
were pleasantly vague and uncomplicated. 

Tliis could not continue; steps were taken, a bill was introduced in tiie Legislature, and 
on September 11, 1957 an amendment to Paragraph 424 became effective, giving the specifica- 
tions for these colors according to the National Bureau of Standards Research Paper No. 1700. 
Tlie blue is declared to be Yale Blue, also known as Deep Purplish Blue, Cable No. 70086 on 
the Standard Color Card of America, 9th Ed., and YO. 063x0. 204y0. 165 on the charts of the 
International Cbmmittee on Illumination. Tlie yellow is to be Golden Yellow, or Vivid Yellow, 
with an equally distinguished pedigree. 

With no spectrophotometer to guide him, and with Yale University's own publications 
that come into the Library obviously not Yale Blue at all, but a sort of nice robin's egg 
blue (cf. the Report of the Librarian, Yale Ihiversity, 1 July 1957), our staffinan turned 
to that ever helpful publication, The ISOC-NBS Method of Designating Colors and a Dictionary 
of Color Names (National Bureau of Standards Qrcular 553). Yale Blue turns out to be a 
sub-class of the species Strong Purplish Blues; and among the many otiier blues given as 
synonomous or practically synonomous are Steeplechase, New Blue, Oriental, Begatta, Dark Diva, 
Sailor, Grayish Blue-Violet, Violaceous and Sub violaceous. 

Without a spectrophotometer, it's going to be pretty hard to comply with the law. No 
instruments are needed, however, to determine that the new edition of Know Your Library is 
completely illegal, in dark (Midnight, Bagdad, Ensign, Ionian, Trooper, or Opera) blue, and 
light greenisli (Brimstone, Citronelle, Endive, Olde, Debutante, or Love Ught) yellow. 
(.Editor's note: For the yellow the artist had specified Ochre.) 

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Medical Library Internship Awarded 

The School of Librarianship at Berkeley has announced that Ann N. Curtis, who received 
her M. L. S. there this year, has been awarded one of three internships in the National 
Library of Medicine, in Washington, in a national competition. Tlie intern program is 
designed to provide library school graduates with a year' s broadly- based work experience 
in medical library operations. 

Meeting on Technical Publications, November 15 

All who are interested in attending the meeting on "Government Publications in the 
Field of Science and Technology, " to be held at the Institute of the Aeronautical Sciences 
on Friday, November 15, sliould get in touch irmediately with Mary Ryan in the Government 
Publications Room. The meeting is sponsored by the dA Documents Comnittee. 

CSEA Election Results 

Library staff members who liave been elected as delegates to the General Council of 
the California State Employees Association by Ihiversity Qiapter 44 are Page Ackerman, 
Assistant Librarian; William Conway, Qark Library; Anthony Greco, Biomedical Library; and 
Jeannette Hagan, Catalog Department. 

College and Research Librarians Will Meet at Claremont 

The Southern Division of tlie College, University and Research Libraries Section of 
CIA will hold its fall meeting at the Honnold Library, Claremont, on Saturday, November 16. 
At the morning meeting, at 10 o'clock, Robert Leggewie, Professor of French at Pomona College, 
will speak on "Recent French Writers on America." Following luncheon in the Faculty Club, 
Henry Cord Meyer, Professor of History at Pomona, will speak on "Five Decades of Anerican 
Books on Germany. " Reservations for the luncheon should be made by November 13 with Julian 
Michel, Associate Librarian of the Honnold Library. Further details are posted on the 
Library bulletin board in Room 200. 

Mai 1 ing Address 

For over a hundred years Los Angeles iield the reputation for being the most disreputabl( 
of all American frontier towns. Less polite people called it 'Tlie Hell -Hole of the West' 
and mail addressed that way was safely delivered." (From the notice in the Publishers' 
Circular and Booksellers' Record on the publication of Victoria Wolf's Fabulous City (Ijondon, 
Hanmond, 1957.) (Yes, it's another 'fabulous' book about our town, as viewed from across 
the pond. ) 

UCLA Librarian is issued every other Friday by the Librarian's Office. 

Editor: Everett Moore. Assistant Editor: James R. Cox. Contributors to this issue: Page 
Ackerman, Robert E. Arndal, Dbnald V. Black, Louise M. Darling, Eve A. Dblbee, Deborali King, 
Frances J. ICirschenbaum, Esther D. Koch, Paul M. Miles, Richard 0' Br i en, Helen M. Riley, 
Betty Rosenberg, Mary J. Ryan, Florence G. Williams, Gordon R. Williams; and Winnie Myers, 
of London. 


Volume 11, Number 4 November 15, 1957 


Tliis has been a week of Operation Catchup, mostly devoted to reading, writinj^, and 
talking. 1 am looking forward to the Staff Association meeting next week at wliich I will 
have tlie opportunity to speak on my leave. 

High point of the trip across country was my visit to the University of Illinois 
Library, and the Library School, both directed since 1943 by Robert B. Downs. Numbering 
3,000,000 volumes and staffed by more than two hundred persons, this library is one of the 
nation's best in depth of research material and able personnel. Mr. Downs gave me a grand 
tour of the main library, v^iose physical arrangement greatly influenced LQ-A' s construction 
because of the presence on our staff in the 1920 's in key positions of several Illinois 
graduates. I was particularly impressed by the Milton collection and the Map Room. 

My talk to tlie Library School Colloquium, attended by students, faculty, and staff, 
was more about library practice than library education, and was followed by luncheon with 
Mr. Downs and the equally bookish Vice-President, Gordon Ray, and the Library School Faculty. 
It was a beautiful fall day of colored leaves, and everyone seemed unusually kind and 
friendly. I hope to return Eind to see more of the Illini. 

My final words this issue are of gratitude to Gordon Williams for Acting so ably as 
Librarian in my absence. Without the confidence and trust I hold in him, it would not liave 
been possible for me to do my work abroad wdtli mind wliolly free of worry for the Library's 
welfare, fly buying was made possible by the promptness of the responses I had from him. 
Miss Rosenberg, and Mr. Snith. Miss Ackerman, Miss Bradstreet, Mrs. Williams, and Miss 
Romero, and their assistants, kept the home fires neatly banked, while at the Clark Library 
^1rs. Davis and Mr. Conway continued tlieir customary trouble-free teamwork. To them all, 
and to the Iiditor of the UCLA Librarian, my renewed thanl'.s and congratulations. 



Tie reclassification of Mrs. Roberta Evanchuk, of tlie Catalog Department, from Ty()ist- 
Clerk to Senior Library Assistant, has been announced. 

Resignations have been received from: Mrs. Nancy Whitehouse, Principal library Assist- 
ant, Department of Special Collections, to accept a position at the RAND Corporation; and 
Mrs. Janet Larsen, Senior Library Assistant, Acquisitions Department (Serials Section) to 
remain at home to care for her family. 


T\v«nty-one library staff members liave received special five per cent merit increases 
retroactive to July 1 on tlie basis of outstanding performance. Each has been notified of 
his cha]if^,c in salary status in a letter from the Librarian's Office. 

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Meetings of the Librarian's Conference on October 31 and November 7 were given over to 
reports on recent library meetings: on the annual Conference of the California Library 
Association, by Helen RLley, wlio attended Q_A as the Library's official delegate; and on the 
meeting of tlie Special Libraries Association at Monterey, by Esther Euler, wJio participated 
as a speaker on a panel discussion of interlibrary lending and borrowing. Mrs. Euler' s re- 
port stimulated further discussion of the possibilities of photo-duplication as a means of 
solving problems of ma)<ing materials availsible beyond the Lhiversity, and also brougiit out 
interesting information on the present status of interlibrary loans and exchanges with 
Russian libraries. 


Jewish Book Month will be the subject of the Library's main exliibit, November 15 to 
December 15. Rooks and special editions of well-known works by prominent Jewish writers 
will form the body of the exhibit. Both the main collection of the University Library 
and the Undergraduate Library have added books in the general field of Judaism and Jewish 
literature in the past several years. Gifts of such sets as the Soncino Bible, a scholarly 
edition of the Old Testament, and modern Jewish writings in current politics and inter- 
national relations have helped to fill out the Library's collections. New Letters and 
Sciences courses in Near East history and politics and Jewish history, and a general interest 
in the early foundations of Qiristianity occasioned by the recent Dead Sea discoveries have 
also encouraged increased use of the Library's books in this field. 

Hie Geology Library is featuring a bulletin board exhibit on the Earth Satellite Pro- 
gram of the International Geopliysical Year. It was prepared by Mrs. Mary K. Wilson, wlio will 
plan a series of exhibits to be shown tlirough next June on tlie history of geological invest- 
igation and its relation to the various programs of the IGY. 

The exhibit in the Undergraduate Library, November 15 to December 15, is entitled 'Of 
Plymouth Plantation." It has been assembled not only for its general appropriateness at this 
time of the year, but to call attention also to several good editions of Pilgrim original 
narratives, especially Governor William Hradford' s delightful liistory of the Colony, Of 
Plimoth Plantation. 

The Music library's current exhibit consists of original scores from the Library's share 
of the Si^und Romberg collection recently acquired by the University. It features some of 
the more obscure and lesser known operatic works included in the approximately five liundred 
scores added to the Library' s collections, 


Demotic Ostraca from Medinet Habu, by Miriam lichtheim, Near Eastern Bibliographer, has 
just been published by the LViiversity of Qiicago Press (University of Qiicago Oriental Insti- 
tute Publications, Volume LXXX). The ostraca, or documents written upon potsherds, the com- 
mon writing material of ancient Egypt, include Ptolemaic and l\)man tax receipts of various 
kinds, land allotments, and private documents. They were discovered in the course of the 
Oriental Institute's 1929/30 excavation at Medinet Habu, in Upper Egypt, and are of interest 
to scholars as a source of information on the adninistrative, financial, and social structure 
of the period. Tlie book is a handsomely printed and illustrated volume of folio size. 


Mr, Powell will speak to the Library Staff Association next Thursday, November 21, at 
4 p.m., about his recent European journey. 

Edwin Laye, of the Institute of Industrial Relations Library, has accepted the chair- 
manship of the Program Committee of the Staff Association, replacing Herbert Ahn, who lias 
given up the chairmanship because of the pressure of other duties. 

November 15, 1957 33 


Know Your Geologic Literature, an eleven-page guide to the basic literature of the 
geological sciences, has been issued by the Geology Library. Tlie multilithed publication 
was compiled by L. Kenneth Wilson, former LCLA Geology Librarian now at the Santa Harbara 
Public Library, and edited by James R. Cox, present Geology Librarian. 


Tlie Library has recently acquired, through a joint acquisition with The Jolins Hopkins 
Lhiversity Library, some 200 volumes from Dr. Lis Jacobsen's library in Copenhagen, covering 
interesting phases of early Scandinavian and Icelandic cultural life. Dr. Jacobsen is a 
philologian and runologist of distinction, and she was the general editor of the Dictionary 
of the Danish Language (29 volumes, 1909-1956). The Jacobsen collection, now ready for 
cataloging, includes works in the fields of early Scandinavian law, primitive religions, old 
folk songs and verse, Icelandic sagas, Northern archeology, and Viking culture, along witli 
a few dealing with the culture of classical antiquity. 

A few examples will give an idea of its scope: the seven-volume limited edition of 
of Danske Viser, with 324 folk poems from 1497 to early modern times; S. Aakjaer's modern 
edition of the 13th century King Waldemar' s Jordebog, somewliat like England's Domesday Book; 
the five-volume parchment-bound set of Monumenta Typographica I slandica, with facsimiles of 
early Icelandic printing; a famous Swedish medieval source, Stockholms Tankeboker ; Herrmann's 
German edition of the Danish history by Saxo; many volumes from Norway's Institute for Com- 
parative Culture, in folio size, with much on runic inscriptions and language problems; books 
by the Norwegian G. Gjessing on Stone Age and Viking Age culture; on ancient religions in the 
North by S. lirkelo, A. D. Jorgensen, A. B. Drachmann and others; one by S. luul on Danish 
family property laws in the 13th century; archeological books on old stone carvings and 
treasure in the North by P. Olsen, S. Grieg, and others; Dr. Jacobsen's own sumptuous and 
definitive volume on the "Eggjum" stone's inscriptions; several Festschriften in honor of well 
known scholars; A. B. Drachmann' s monograph on atheism in antiquity; and P. Norlund's dis- 
sertation on Fbman slave society. An interesting book in English is J. Brondsted' s Early 
English Ornament, wAiich discusses English -Danish artistic interchange; and Fossing's Glass 
Vessels before Glass Blowing, also in English. 

Tlie lis Jacobsen collection has many examples of deluxe printing and binding that will 
give joy to the bibliophile. But these are essentially books for scholars and readers with 
genuine intellectual curiosity, and they have their proper place on the shelves of a uni- 
versity library. 

--Waldemar Westergaard, Professor of History, Emeritus 


Dr. Ravindar Kaur, plant physiologist from the National Institute of Science in New 
Delhi, wlio is studying problems of potato storage under the direction of Professor Karl 
Hamner of the Botany Department, is a regular patron of the Agriculture Library. Dr. Kaur 
was born in Burma and lived there until slie was 12. Wien tlie Japanese invaded Burma in World 
War II, her family moved to India and settled in the Punjab. 9ie received her doctor's degree 
from Allahabad Lhiversity; later she joined the research staff of the National Institute of 
Science in New Delhi. In recognition of her work on the potato, she has received a grant 
from the American Association of American Women to continue her research at UCL/\. 

Dr. Kaur is interested in solving the problems of potato storage because of the sliort 
growing season in India. The potato is India's third largest crop, but without satisfactory 
storage methods it is non-existent for five months of the year. Dr. ICaur is working first, 
to prolong, then to break the dormancy of potatoes in storage; and second, to try to grow 
this hill crop on the plains of India. She is now working on the metabolic changes within 
the potato wiien treated with hormones during the storage period, a process wliich arrests 
growtli until the weather is suitable for planting. 


UCLA L i brar ian 

Dora Gerard says that Dr. Kaur is enjoying LCLA and tlie friendly atmosphere of the 
College Agriculture, but that she is anxious to find housing witli cooking privileges, at 
reasonable cost, near the campus. Miss Gerard would like to l<now of any such accommodations 
that may be available. 


Mrs. Tallman reports that a charming visitor from Italy, Dr. Vittoria Ifossi , of IVime, 
is a freijuent reader in the Engineering Library. Dr. Fbssi is in charge of research at tlie 
Societa Telefonica Tirreiia, a telephone company serving the Tirrenian Cost. 9ie is a 
Fulbright scholar, pursuing a program of advanced studies in tlie College of Fngineering on 
transistor applications and a\itomatic computing equipment. EXiring her six-month stay she 
will inspect facilities of local telephone companies for long distance and toll-circuit 
operations, microwave terminals, cross-bar exchanges, and other aspects of teleplione operations. 


A beautiful new posture chair delivered last week to the Reference Desk was accompa- 
nied by an illustrated booklet describing operation of tlie chair's seat height adjustment 
bell, back heigiit handle, back hand-wtieel, spring tension handle, and back lock screw. 
Once the user has mastered a few simple adjustments, the booklet says, the chair can make 
life a lot easier for the sitter, so that something like the above effect can be acliieved. 
A Ih Not Disturb sign is now on order for the Desk. 


In his Foreword to the publication in the Harvard Library Bulletin (Autumn 1957) of 
the late George Sarton' s notable article on "The Missing Factor in Gibbon's Concept of 
History," I.Jlemard Cohen writes that Sarton, Professor Eineritus of the History of Science 
at Harvard, "said in 1952, at a dinner given in his honor, that wliat success he had had as 
a creative scholar had been made possible by three institutions: the History of Science 
Society, the Carnegie Institution of Washington (of which he had been a Ifesearch Associate 
from 191B to 1948), and the Harvard (illege Library. For forty years Sarton was a familiar 
figure to students and colleagues, as he hurried from his study in Widener 185 to the stacks 
or to tlie catalogue room, his head bent forward as i f he did not wish to lose a minute of 
precious time. He once said that this 'wonderful library became for me the very best of 
instruments, so much so that my moving away from it was unthinkable to me.' He especially 
deligiited in the fact that he 'knew thoroughly how to use it with the greatest economy of 
time and energy. In his Introduction to the History of Science, he described the library 
as 'my real home' and said that the Harvard library had enabled him to do Ids 'work with 
greater ease, speed, accuracy, and completeness than would have been possible otherwise.'" 

•By Steelcase, Inc., Grand Rapids, Michigan 

November 15, 1957 35 


Tomorrow the College, Lbi varsity and Research Libraries Section of Q.A will meet at the 
Ifonnold Library in Claremont, to be addressed by Fbbert Leggewie, Professor of French, and 
Henry Cord Meyer, Professor of History, both of Pomona College. The morning meeting starts 
at 10 o' clock. 


The third of this semester's Seminars on Latin America will be held in Haines Hall 152 
next Tuesday, at 3 p.m. Clifton Kroeber, Assistant Professor of History at Occidental College, 
will speak on "Mexico's Water Problem, " and Mr. Trejo will preside. Ch the following Tuesday, 
November 26, Professor Robert N. Burr will speak on "South America Looks at the U.S." Tlie 
Seminars are being sponsored by the Committee on Latin American Studies. 


Libraries in Finland. Tliat Finland is the most civilized nation in the world, with one 
of the hi^est social and educational standards, and possessing a natural regard for the beauti- 
ful, the equal of which lias not come within his experience, is the sum of the impressions re- 
corded by Lionel R. McColvin, City Librarian of Westminster, London, in his "Visit to Finland," 
appearing in the Library Association Record for September. His illustrated article describes 
the new functional library architecture of that country, and cites examples of many of the 
beautiful small Finnish libraries in suburban and rural areas. 

Documentation in the Social Sciences. For cataloging library material in the behavioral 
sciences, which are characterized above all by unusual interdisciplinary subject dispersal, 
various strange vocabularies, and seemingly unrelated conceptual frameworks, an overwhelming 
advantage attaches to the use of classification as opposed to subject headings. The language 
barrier can be greatly diminished by the use of an arrangement depending for its effectiveness 
upon logical relationships rather tlian linguistic association. This is one of the principal 
conclusions of interest to librarians in "Current Documentation Topics and Their Relevance to 
Social Science Literature," written by Barbara Kyle in the Review of Documentation for August. 

The Sumerians. Although the ancient Sumerians contributed to human social progress the 
first known system of writing and established the first formal system of education, tlieir 
teachers seem to have been treated not unlike tlieir counterparts in the LViited States today: 
their salaries were low and they were looked upon with a mixture of respect and contempt. So 
dbserves Samuel Noah Kramer in "The Sumerians, " wliich appears in the October Scientific Ameri- 
can, an excellently illustrated article summarizing the contribution of these remarkably 
gifted people to man's strivings toward civilization. 

Tamiment Institute Library. Historians and students of the American labor movement will 
welcome the announcement that the collections of the former Meyer London Library of the Rand 
School of Social Science in New York are being organized eind placed at the disposition of inter- 
ested scholars in the successor Taniment Institute Library at 7 East 15th Street. 'The Tamiment 
Library Opens Its Doors," by William E. Rohn, in the New Leader for October 21, describes some 
of the documentary and early fugitive printed material on trade unionism and radical social 
and political movements wiiicli make this collection an import£int one for labor historians. 

75 Years of Lithography . Tliis is the title of a commemorative volume celebrating the 
seventy-fifth anniversary of the Amalgamated Lithographers of America and publislied as part 11 
of the Lithographers' Journal for September. Among many articles on diverse aspects of the 
industry and numerous fine examples of the lithographic art are the story of Mr. Currier and 
and Mr. Ives, a brief history of lithography, a discussion of art and lithography, and descrip- 
tions of the use of offset printing processes in the government by the United States Public 
Printer and the Queen's Printer of Canada. 

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Dedication of the remodeled and enlarged library building at the University of Hedlands 
was held on October 26. Miss Esther Hile, the Librarian, reports that removal of stairways 
and walls, lowering of ceilings, and addition of acoustic tile and fluorescent ligliting 
have transformed a 1926 Carnegie library plan into a modern functional building. Tlie Library's 
area has been increased by about eighty per cent, and new facilities for musical recordings 
and art displays have been provided, in addition to comfortable new reading areas adjoining 
booh shelves. Missllile invites us all to visit. 


Tlie purpose of the Sixth National Conference of the United States National Commission 
for the Ihited Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, v^iicli was con- 
vened in San Francisco last week, was to stimulate additional American interest in the 
peoples of Asia and in their cultural values and achievements; to consider the extensive 
American efforts relating to Asia which are now in progress; and to discuss ways in wluch 
Americans can contribute to better Asian- American understanding and cooperation. " Among 
the educators and librarians from all parts of the country, and a number from abroad, wlio 
participated in the programs were a good many from the campuses of the University of Cali- 
fornia. From Los /Vigeles these included, in addition to Mrs. Man-lling Yue ^bk, from our 
staff, Howard S. fiibbett, Jr., Assistant Professor of Oriental Languages, Sliigao Ivishibe, 
visiting lecturer in music, from Tokyo University, Howard E. Viilson, Dean of the School of 
Education (a member of the U.S. National Commission for UNESQ3), and Abbott Kaplan, Associate 
Director of University Extension. 

UCLA's most prominent representatives were probably the two orchestral groups, the 
Gamelan Udein Mas (which included Siirley Hood and Gordon Stone) and the Gagal^u, the more 
recently formed Japanese group. Both groups played on several occasions and the San 
Francisco Chronicle noted in its front page article about the Conference that it opened to 
the cacophony of drums, gongs and tinkling silver bells... Holding the center of the stage 
were thirteen Anerican students and faculty members from UCL\. And the fact that they had 
mastered the intricate rhythms and harmonies of Indonesian music seemed to sum up ^^^lat tlie 
conference is all about. " 

Some of America's leading librarians are among the leaders of UT'ESOD' s program. Luther 
Evans, former Librarian of Congress, is Director General of UNESCO, with headquarters in 
Paris; William S. Dix, Librarian of Princeton University, a member of the U.S. National 
Commission, was chairman of the program committee for the Conference, and he lias been appointed 
as one of two new vice-chairmen for the Commission; other members of the Commission are 
Lucille M. ftorsch, of the Library of Congress, President of the AI^, and Mrs. Hegina M. 
Andrews, of the New York Public Library. 

Mr. lEbbett, wlio took part in a panel discussion on "Asian Literature and Its Contrib\i- 
tion to American Understanding of Asia," presided over by Storer B. Lunt, President of W.W. 
Norton and Company, and including Professor Donald Keene, of Columbia University, and 
Harold Strauss, Editor-in-Qiief of Alfred A. Itnopf, Inc., tells us that after some discussion 
of the general apathy toward Asian literature in translation (an apathy reflected in tlie small 
attendance at this meeting), the panel members offered recommendations for (1) a thorough 
revision of the bibliography prepared for distribution at the conference, (2) the organization 
of travelling exliibits of books on Asia, and (3) the encouragement of privately sponsored 
plans for translating Asian books. 

Mrs. Mok took part in tlie section dealing with ' the Plastic Arts of the Asian Peoples 
and Tlieir Appreciation in the United States," presided over by William M. Milliken, Director 
of the Qeveland Museum of Art. She reports that her group found that 'although examples 
of Asian plastic arts are more available in certain locations in this country than other 
aspects of Asian culture, increased exposure to the American people would result in a better 
understanding and deeper appreciation. We suggested wider distribution of works of /Vsian 
art of high quality, illustrations in books and magazines, additional course offerings and 
enriched Asian art teaching in schools, colleges, and universities, encouraging museums to 
build up Asian collections, urging publishers and foundations to increase and initiate 
production of books and periodicals on Asian culture in general." 

November 15, 1957 37 

"Art in Asia and tlie West," a notable exhibition of the plastic arts of Asia, was 
presented in the San Francisco Museum of Art under Mrs. Grace McCann Morley's direction. 
It was representative of botli traditional and contemporary art, and included examples from 
all countries covered by the Conference program and enlarged pliotographs of many important 
cultural monuments. CVie section was devoted to the work of Anerican artists who have been 
influenced by the philosophy and art of the Orient. 

At Berkeley the University Library has prepared an exliibit depicting the "Peoples and 
Cultures of Asia," included in which are artifacts and books from the various Asian countries 
illustrating religion, sculpture and architecture, drama, dance and music, textiles, ceramics 
and painting, literature, economics, and politics. 

fts. Mok believes that "only the cynical and the callous of heart and mind can have 
failed to appreciate the sincerity of the Ihited States government and people in their desire 
and effort to understand and to cooperate with the peoples of Asia. A conference like this 
called by a powerful nation to urge its people to have a greater understanding of the peoples 
of another continent would have been unthinkable fifteen years ago." Slie observes that 
Under Secretary of State Qiristian Herter set the keynote when he declared that the United 
States was entering into new dimensions in diplomacy." We move, he said, in mutual apprecia- 
tion and understanding of cultural, social, and spiritual values, and 'it is time we turned 
eastward to Asia for cultural infusions or transfusions" to further enrich our lives. 


Tlie ALA Wasliington Office points our that the Postal i\ate Increase Bill, 11. R. 5836, 
passed by the House this year, is one of tlie pending orders of business in the Senate Post 
Office and Civil Service Committee. 

Tl\ere are several items in tliis legislation of importance to libraries. Tlie bill 
contains a 25 per cent increase in tlie book rate. It also includes in the book rate and the 
library book rate certain additional materials (academic theses, bound volumes of periodicals, 
sheet music, educational tests, and manuscripts). It requests the removal of the present 
geographic limit and the permit requirement from the library book rate. 

It appears likely that a postal rate increase bill will be enacted into law in 1958. 
The ALA therefore urges that librarians should make efforts to visit with or write Senators 
on the Post Office and Civil Service Committee and particularly the members of the Subcom- 
mittee on Postal Rates between now and the first of January vAxen Congress reconvenes, to 
urge their support for maintenance of the book rate at the present level, and to explain to 
them the need for retaining the additional materials added to the book rate and the library 
book rate. (Our interlibrary loan costs, for example, could be reduced as a result of such 
inclusion.) Hie permit requirement, the AL\ points out, should be removed as unnecessary, 
for book pacl<ages sent to and from libraries are obviously marked as to sender and receiver. 

Neither of Cilalifornia' s Senators is on the Conmittee, but a West Coast Senator who is 
a (i>mmittee member and is also on the Subcommittee on Postal Rates is Richard L. Neuberger, 
of Oregon. Further information on the bill is published in the ALA Washington Newsletter 
for October 31. 


A two-page spread on "Books for a Better Understanding of Chr Country" appears in the 
Sears, Roebuck Qiristmas catalog now being distributed to 8,000,000 families throughout the 
United States. Hie list of books used in the spread was prepared by the Adult Services 
Division of the Anerican Library Association, and represents various aspects of the past, 
present and future of America. Another spread will appear in Sears' Spring catalog, urging 
citizens to participate in National Library Week, March 16 to 22. In a letter to librarians, 
David Qift, Fjcecutive Secretary of the ALA, expressed pleasure over the Association's cooper- 
ation with Sears in this endeavor. "We believe this kind of support by large business organi- 
zations cannot fail to make an impact on people everywhere in extending the use and usefulness 
of books and libraries, " he said. 

38 UCLA Li brarian 


News has been received of the death in Arizona last week of Miss Elizabeth Bryan, 
former Head of the Circulation Department and Librarian of the University Elementary School. 
Miss Hryan retired in 1951 after twenty-seven years of service with the Ihiversity Library. 
She was a native of QiaTipaign, Illinois, and received her A,B. and B.L. S. from the Ihiver- 
sity of Illinois. 3ie worked for several years in the Champaign Public Library and was a 
member of the Loan Department of the Lhiversity of Illinois Library from 1910 to 1924. In 
1924 Miss Bryan was appointed to the headship of the Circulation Department at UCLA, a 
position she held until 1947, when she became the Librarian of the University Elementary 
School. Funeral arrangements are being made in Qiampaign. 

UCLA Librarian is issued every other Friday by the Librarian's Office. 
Editor: Everett Moore. Assistant Editor: James R. Cox. Contributors to this issue: 
Page Ackerman, Robert E. Fessenden, Uara M. Gerard, Howard S. llibbett, Jr., Ardis Lodge, 
Paul M. Miles, Man-Hing Yue ^bk, Hiawatha H. Snith, Johanna E, Tallman, Waldemar Westergaard, 
Florence G. Willians, 




Volume 11, Number 5 November 27, 1957 


Street decorations to the contrary this is Thanksgiving, not Qiristmas week, and I 
know that the respite will be good medicine for the pressure under wliich we all live. 
Already it seems long ago that I was on such quiet campuses as Durham in the north of Eng- 
land and Earlham in the heart of Indiana. 

A handsome panphlet entitled Manuscripts and Records in the University of New Mexico 
Library, by Albert James Diaz, Special Collections Librarian, reminds me that our own guide 
is about ready to go to press after months, even years of preparation. Without such a guide, 
a library's riches are lost to all but a few. (Would that the Bancroft Library would issue 
one.) The University of New Mexico Library has pointed the way for many Southwestern li- 
braries, large, medium, and small. 

Now in November work is going aliead on next sunmer' s Institute, which will actually be 
a Workshop on library Reporting, Written and Oral, the leaders of which will be announced 
as soon as final acceptances are in. Miss Rosenberg is filling Miss Ackerman's last Insti- 
tute role, and Mr. Moore and I are the rest of the committee. Miss Rosenberg went to Alice 
in Wonderland for the Workshop's title: Mean What You Say. 

I am awaiting President Sproul's announcement to release our story on the most important 
and widely useful Library acquisition I have ever had anything to do with. 

Finally, let us give thanks and not presents. 



Tlie only item on the agenda for the November 21 meeting was Arnulfo Trejo's presenta- 
tion of the report and recommendations of the Staff Association's Committee on Recruitment. 
Tlieir recommendations included sponsorship of a series of lectures by persuasive speakers 
to student assistants and non-professional staff members, and consideration of forming a 
campus group to develop interest in librarianship among students. Tlieir proposals were 
enthusiastically received, and plans for action will be announced by the Staff Association 


A story festival and Qiristmas gift book exhibit will be held at the University 
Elementary Scliool Library next week. Tliree storytelling hours will be held, on Monday, 
Tuesday, and Wednesday, December 2, 3, and 4. Ch Monday, from 2 to 3 p.m., Frances Clarke 
Sayers will be the guest storyteller. On Tuesday, from 1 to 2 p.m., and Wednesday from 
12 to 1p.m., Donnarae MacCann, IIES librarian, and other members of the library staff will 
be the storytellers. Tlie book exliibit, wliich will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., 
Monday through Friday, December 2 to 6, will show children's books that are suitable for 
gifts. All members of the Library staff are invited to attend. 

40 UCLA Librarian 


As a result of action in the last session of the State Legislature liberalizing the 
provisions of the Labor Code with regard to the employment of aliens, President Sproul has 
approved a revision of Personnel Rule 7.3 to include the following categories of non-citizens 
who may be employed by the University: 

(a) A professional person wlio has declared liis intention to become a citizen. 

(b) A professional librarian, other than a Chief Librarian, for a period of one year 
or less. 

(c) A professional person actually licensed by tlie State of California and employed 
in a IJniversity hospital or clinic. 

Approval of a non- academic alien appointment must tje secured from the Personnel Office 
in advance of the appointment. 


Ary P. Van der Meer , of Rotterdam, delegate from Netherlands to the International 
Industrial Development Conference at San Francisco last month, and Mrs. Van der Meer, who 
have a daughter at LICLA, recently visited tlie Library. 

David S. Sparks, Assistant Professor of History at the University of Maryland, recently 
consulted the Hal leek, Peachy and Hillings, and Posecrans papers in the Department of Spe- 
cial Cbllections, in the course of liis work on a biograpliy of General Henry W. Ilalleck. 

Norman Anning, retired Professor of Matliematics at the Lhiversity of Michigan, visited 
the Library on October 31. 

T. Frances Smith, Librarian, and Mrs. Monique Harriton, Reserve Room and Serials Li- 
brarian of Los Angeles Qty College, visited members of our Serials and Periodicals sections 
on November 5. 

Edward L. King, Professor of Qiemistry at tlie Lhiversity of Wisconsin, visited the 
Chemistry Library on November 6. 

Miss Marie Clarke and Mrs.Myra Jones, of the USC Library Serials Section, visited the 
Periodicals Lfeading Room and the Serials Section on November 13 to consult with Mrs. liarrant 
and Miss Norton on the organization of serial services. 

C.E. and £.5. Lauterbach of Pasadena wlio are writing a history of Fun Magazine, liave 
been consulting our file of the magazine in the Department of Special Collections. 

Richard Neutra, of Los Angeles, consulted his collection of architectural materials 
in the Department of Special Collections on November 20, prior to his leaving for Venezuela. 

Mrs. Georgiana Titus, Physical Sciences Librarian, and Helen E. Bailey, Geology De- 
partment Librarian on the Berkeley campus, visited the (jeology Department and Library and 
other campus libraries on November 21. At Geology tliey visited with Professors Putnam and 
Durrell and Ii.brarian Cox, and discussed the organization of the library and the map col- 
lection in connection with their plans for a new Geology Library at Berkeley. 

Willem A. Swets, of the firm of Swets and ZeitLinger, Amsterdam, visited the Acquisi- 
tions Department and the SeriaLs Section on November 11, and H.B. Cor stius, American repre- 
sentative of Martinus Nijhoff, of The Hague, visited with Richard O'Brien on November 20. 

Thomas Akren, Director of the I\etail Qerks Ikion, local no. 324, visited tlie Institute 
of Industrial Relations Library on November 16, in the course of compiling a bibliography on 
labor books for the organization of a local union library. 

November 27, 1957 41 


Our Qiemistry Librarian Eve Dolbee was among those who were happiest to read tliat the 
Nobel Prize in Qiemistry had been awarded this year to Sir Alexander Todd of Cambridge Uni- 
versity. Tlie award was announced just a week after he liad called at the Qiemistry Library 
wliile lie was visiting the University for a Chemistry Seminar. Sir Alexander, known to some 
of liis intimates as "Todd Almiglity, " had charmed people here with his six-foot-six presence, 
as well as his intellectual gifts which won him the prize for his work on nucleic acids. 


In recognition of the role of libraries in serving the growing activity in scientific 
and teclinical research in southern California, the CLA Documents Committee sponsored a 
meeting on government publications in this field, on November 15, at the Institute for the 
Aeronautical Sciences. Mary l^an, of the Government Publications Room, was cliairman of 
tlie subcommittee wiiich organized the meeting, and Evelyn Huston, of the California Insti- 
tute of Technology, presided. Ninety librarians, mainly from southern California, but also 
from as far north as Oakland, attended the all -day sessions. 

At the morning session, wliich was directed toward the specialist patrons of libraries, 
Johanna Tallman presented two talks, one on the history of technical reports, and the other 
a description of the indexes for finding these publications. Miss Ryan provided an overall 
picture of the issuing, indexing, and distribution of Atomic EJiergy Commission publications, 
and George Tsujimoto, Regional Qiief of the Armed Services Technical Information Agency 
(ASTIA), explained the operations of this agency. 

At the afternoon session materials for the medium-sized public library were described 
and exliibited by L. Kenneth Wilson, of the Santa Barbara Public Library, and Dalton A. Degitz, 
of the San Diego Public Library. Mr. Degitz aroused the wonder and admiration of many by 
mentioning that his library subject-catalogs all its documents and yet has them ready for use 
within forty-eiglit hours of their receipt. 

Present hopes are to gather the proceedings of the meetings into a useful form for 


Technical Contents is the title of a new publication to be issued in Los Angeles by 
Technical Library Associates. It will be a montiily compilation of tables of contents of 
about one hundred representative journals in pure and applied mathematics, chemistry, physics, 
engineering, and electronics. Additional publications will be considered for listing in 
future issues. Technical Contents is announced by its brochure as being of service to both 
the librarian and the 'sciengineer, ' througli its prompt and convenient announcements of 
articles being published in these journals. 

The President of Technical Library Associates is W. Roy HoUeman (Librarian of the 
Scripps Institution of Oceanograpliy) . Margaret Wliitnali (librarian of the Ramo-Wooldridge 
Corporation) is Secretary; and Johanna E. Tallman (our Engineering Librarian) is Treasurer. 
Sol J. Grossman (of Zeitlin and Ver Brugge) is tiie Business Manager and Editor. The pub- 
lisliing office is at 11261 Venice Boulevard, Los Angeles 34. 


Two papers by Johanna Tallman have recently been published in professional periodicals. 
"Ivocal Cataloging for an Bigineering Library," a paper presented at a meeting last May of 
the Ijos Angeles Regional Group of Catalogers, has been published in the Fall 1957 issue of 
Library Resources and Technical Services; and her paper read at tlie joint meeting of the 
Special Libraries Association and the Technical Publishing Society on September 9, in 
Hollywood, has appeared under tlie title, "Adequate Bibliographical Citations in Technical 
Literature: Rules for Writers and Users," in the Bulletin of the Southern California 
Qiapter of the Special Libraries Association, for November. 

42 UCLA Librarian 


Miss Noersjimah of the University of Indonesia, in Djakarta, is serving for six 
months as a library intern in the Diomedical library. 3ie holds a one-year scholarship 
in this country through an affiliation of the University of California Medical Center at 
San Francisco and the Lhiversity of Indonesia. For tlie past two months she has been 
interning at the lhiversity of California Press. Following her service here she will go 
to the Medical School libraries of the Universities of Oregon and Wasliington before going 
to New York and Washington, D. C. , to finish her year. After she returns to Djaliarta she 
will become the assistant medical librarian and will be in charge of the newly organized 
university press at the University of Indonesia. 

At the Biomedical Library Miss Noersjimah will spend two months each in the Catalog- 
ing, Acquisitions, and Reference sections. During her stay she will visit the research 
libraries in this area and attend library meetings, and she will be introduced to other 
cultural activities in the Los Angeles area. 


Several members of the faculty have taken advantage of the seminar facilities of the 
Clark library in recent weeks: Professor Clinton N. Howard of the History Department 
brought eight students from his Seminar in English History of the Stuart Period to the 
Library for a tour and the annual History-Bibliography talk given by the Reference librarian, 
Edna Davis. Professor Robert U. Nelson of tlie Music Department came with seventeen graduate 
students of his Music Ribliography seminar for a tour followed by a discussion and examination 
of rare music volumes he had selected from tiie Clark collection. And from the English De- 
partment, Professor Vinton A. Dearing's fi ft een -member seminar in Ribliograpliy assembled to 
tour the building and to hear Mr. Dearing's lecture wliich was illustrated by over more than 
thirty examples of rarities, from incunables to modern fine printing, from the Library's 

Visitors to tlie Library liave included Miss Eirma Parfort, formerly of tlie Pierpont ^to^- 
gan library, New York; Dr. William B. Walker, of New Haven; S.W, Allen Figgis, bookdealer 
from Diblin, accompanied by P,P. Harralbeck and Patrick Pirody; and Kenneth Huston, M.D. , 
of Des Moines. 

TTie Clark Library is currently exiiibiting materials from its W.B. Yeats collections, 
including manuscripts and first editions, and featuring color photographs taken in Ireland 
by Professor Maj 1 Ewing of scenes connected witii Yeats and his poems. 


The Report of the Director of the William Andrews Clark Memorial library for 1956/57, 
to the library Committee, has been issued, and copies are available in the Librarian's 
Office. Tliis year's report, attractively multilithed, contains illustrations of some of tlie 
year's notable acquisitions. 


At the meeting of the College, University and Research libraries Section of CLA, 
Southern District, on November 16, at Qaremont, Helen Riley reported on the meetings of 
the Section at the Annual Conference of the CLA at Fresno, and Mr. Powell spoke briefly 
aibout his bookbuying expedition to Europe. 


rhe collection of books and manuscripts, surely the gentlest of vices, is also the 
most rewarding," writes Herman W. Liebert, of the Yale University library, in its Staff 
News for November. To the pleasure of acquisition and accomplishment may be added a sense 
of closeness to the writer one admires, the ability to use the materials collected for 
one's own scliolarship or for aid to other scholars, the agreeable friendships that are 
formed with fellow-collectors and dealers, and, not least of all for a library staff member. 

November 27, 1957 43 

the opportunity to mal;e a permanent contribution to the growth of a great library's resources 
by the eventual gift or bequest of one's collections." 


Mrs. l.aVone Deaper and Mrs. Marjorie Mardellis, both members of the Catalog Department, 
liave been appointed to the Executive Board. Mrs. Deaper will serve as Membership Qiairman, 
replacing Mrs. Nancy Wliitehouse, who is leaving the staff. Mrs. Mardellis replaces Ifobert 
Arndal , wtio has asked to be relieved of his duties as Assistant Treasurer. 

Hie fall orientation tours for new staff members, an administration- sponsored activity 
with wiiich the Staff Association assists, will be conducted during the week or December 9. 

Tlie Staff Association lias given a book to the Music library in memory of Miss EHizabeth 
Bryan, former head of the Grculation Department, wJio died recently. 

At a meeting of the Eixecutive Toard on December 20, the following Qiristmas charities 
and festivities were discussed and decided upon: 

In lieu of sending extra money to CAKE, as is customary, $180.00 has been 
allocated to be sent to the Foster Parents Plan to provide food, clothing, etc. , 
for a Korean child. Tlie agency will send information and pictures of the cliild, 
and he will be encouraged to write to us. 

The Staff Association will also provide gift certificates of S50.00 to 
each of two needy local families. 

Tliis year for tlie first time the Staff Association is sponsoring a Christmas 
tree, to be set up in the rotunda of the 1-ibrary. Jim Cox, who is in charge of 
purchasing and decorating tiie tree, will be assisted by Norali Jones. 

Tlie Staff Qiristmas party is planned for December 20. More news in the next issue of 
the Librarian. 


Tlie School of Librariansliip on the Berkeley campus announces the availability for 
the academic year 1958-59 of one teaching assistantship and six research assistantsliips. 

Tlie teaching assistantship is open to graduates of accredited library schools interes- 
ted in working toward a second-year master's degree or a doctor's degree and calls for 
something less than half time spent on duties related to the appointment. Hie stipend is 
$1,800 for nine jnonths, A scholarship average not less than halfway between a B" and an 
"A" is required. 

Tlie researcii assistemtsliips, which call for approximately ten hours of work per week 
and pay S700 for the academic year, are open to both beginning library school students and 
to graduates. A minimum scholarship average of approximately "B+"is required. 

Persons interested in applying for either kind of appointment should communicate with 
the Dean of the School of Librariansliip. Prospective students in librariansliip at Berkeley 
may obtain from the Graduate Division at Berkeley a copy of its brochure. Fellowships and 
Graduate Scholarships," wliich lists the awards open to all graduate students at Iterkeley 
having a higli scholarship record. 


Publisiied reports of professional conferences do not have to be so dull tliat they 
merely reflect the sometimes business-like stuffiness of the proceedings themselves. Tliis 
is demonstrated by some informal and frank observations published by the library Association 
(London) in its newsletter. Liaison, on its recent annual conference at Harrogate. Qie of 
the speakers, for example, was said to have ' criticized the work of the Cataloging Rules 

44 UCLA Librarian 

Sub- Committee as having become 'quite a nice hobby, like collecting butterflies or stamps.' 
He said that any practical cataloger with a grain of comnonsense could produce a working 
code in a month. " 

A certain Mr. O'Leary was described as being "completely inaudible from the platform, 
except on the two occasions when he very distinctly referred to the Council as the rump-- 
that's the part behind me...' Mr. O'Leary came back for an amusing (but again, from behind, 
inaudible) encore. All those who had laugJied with Mr. O'Leary then proceeded to vote against 
him and his motion was overwhelmingly lost. The Chairman rounded things off by informing 
the meeting that the Dagenham Girl Pipers would be playing O'Leary' s lament in the Valley 
Gardens later in the evening. " 

"Drop the champagne and oysters approach," said one delegate, and talk in the lan- 
guage of bread and cheese, cockles and pop." Another remarked of the general state of 
things, "The area was summed up for me in the legend of the four B's: beer, baccy, betting 
and bed, to which an innocent librarian was nobly trying to add a fifth B--Books. " 


"It seems to be the accepted doctrine that no man is indispensable. Perhaps this is 
true if the objective is the limited objective of mere survival; but, clearly, the doctrine 
has no basis in truth if the objective is something more or something different. All of the 
great break-throughs, to what we call progress, have been made by men who were, indeed, in- 
dispensable. To be clear about this it is necessary only to remember, for example, 
3iakespe£u:e and Michelangelo, Franklin and Jefferson, Aristotle and Arcldmedes, the Curies 
and Einstein, Newton, Lorentz, Lavoisier, Qaude Bernard--to name but a few giants among 
hosts of giants. 

"It constitutes no bolstering of the doctrine which holds no man to be indispensable, 
to say that if these giants had not done ^^hat they did, other giants would have done it then 
or later. For the break-throughs in understanding come as the Eiiglish historian, Henry Thomas 
Buckle, has said: 'There is a spiritual, a poetic, and, for aught we know, a spontaneous 
and uncaused element in the human mind, wtiich ever and anon, suddenly without warning, gives us 
a glimpse and a forecast for the future and urges us to seize truth as it were by anticipa- 
tion' . . . 

Accepted doctrine or not, we are determined to continue our search for indispensable 
men. We shall search for the lone and often lonely seeker, the individual and not the group, 
for men of ideas and not for projects, for qualities of training, imagination and character 
in individual men and women. Group research has many values; but ideas still come from 

When we find these indispensable men, we shall continue to let them know tl>at we 
know that they, not we, are indispensable, and that our conduct toward them will be warm 
and friendly, helpful and understanding. We understand that if they knew wdiat they would 
create, it could not be creative: we understand that wtiat they need is room for the exercise 
of their trained imaginations. We aim, quite simply, to provide that room." 

--From Report of the Secretary, 

Henry Allen Moe, of the John Simon 
Guggenheim Memorial Foundation, 
1955 and 1956. 

UCLA Librarian is issued every other Friday by the Librarian's Office. 

Editor: Everett Moore. Assistant Editor: James R. Cox. Contributors to this issue: Page 
Ackerman, Robert E. Arndal, William E. Conway, Louise M. Darling, Edna Davis, Eve A. Dolbee, 
Donnarae MacCann, William Osuga, Betty Rosenberg, Lee Wehle. 




Volume 11, Number 6 

December 16, 1957 

In December tS6/^ 






In Utoo iparts. 

™ .ag^^'^-^^^- niii. .»»^ -Mfc^ 

'Tfir Five hlii?ituf a tar.'; ^feen in Etu^lan 


. Miracles of Nature, otthcStranf^eSigm 

and Priilititm Jppurtncii in the Httvni, Etrth mil 
H'titri for many Huodred Yeirj pjft. With themoft 
fjiEoui Ctinns aod Pr'digiis (incc the Birth of our 
Sirioar, and ihc ES:£tt o/ rcany of them : Ai »Ifo 
a pii ticu'ar Dcfcription ol ih« fi?e Blazing Stan feen 
in Engltni, 1011554, liij, jiJ8o, i«82. and other 
unaccountable AcciiMi and PrtdiUimi. 

I Miracles of Art, Defcribing themoft 

Abfnifcent BnUiiet, and CvUut hmt'mi in al' 
Ago, it SoUmoni Temple, The Sna IKiirs vj tti . 
World, and other famoniStruaurts andRwiti.;^ 
BiMtifitd mth PiHurti. 

B? R.n. 

Tifniid Editim. 

dndn. Printed for Natb. Crtubn the SrHiathe 
Fmlir^, DtuCbuffidt, tgfp. 

In this, our own age of miracles, man again searches the sky for signs and portents, 
and more than ever before, perhaps, feels akin to the Wise Men of the East who followed a 
bright new star to make a great discovery. 

The title page and frontispiece shown here, from a volume in the Clark Library's ex- 
tensive collection of English chapbooks, is one of a group sometimes referred to as "Burton's 
Books." Samuel Johnson said of them in a letter, "There is in the world a set of books 
which used to be sold by the booksellers on the bridge, and which I must entreat you to 
procure me. They are called Burton's books. The title of one is Admirable Curiosities, 
Rarities, &c." 

Though attributed by the publisher Nathaniel Crouch ( 1632?- 1725?) to Robert Burton 
("R.B. ") they were actually written by Crouch himself. 

46 UCLA Librarian 


Preben Kierkegaard, Director of the Danish State Library School, ended his American 
tour last weekend with visits to USC and UCLA, and gave a lecture on the Westwood campus on 
Denmark's Libraries Today," before which Professors Wahlgren and Westergaard joined us for 
luncli. On Friday evening Nir. Kierkegaard and Miss Martha Boaz were my guests at a Severance 
Qub dinner. Mr. Kierkegaard was our house guest during his stay, enabling us to return 
hospitality extended by him and his family when we were in Copenhagen. 

The Library Council held its fall meeting last week on the Riverside campus. A 
fourteen- point agenda, concerned with inter-campus library cooperation, did not prevent the 
members from enjoying the spectacular landscape during and after rain, the warm Coman 
hospitality, the acquaintance of Provost Spieth and Regent Boyd, Dean Nisbet, Library GDm- 
mittee Qiairman Halberg, and the invitation-to-read atmosphere of the college library. 

Last weekend the Qark Library staff dressed in its Sunday best for a show of the 
Merle Armitage collection. Tlie dynamic designer was introduced by Ward l^itchie. 

My recent speaking schedule has included the Ventura County Teachers' Institute at 
Ojai, Friends of the LCLA Library, USC Medical School students, and the Severance Qub, 

The sudden death from a bronchial hemorrhage of Peter Murray Hill, the English book- 
seller, has deprived the Library of one of its best sources of supply and many of us of a 
dear friend. A tribute in The Times (London), which appears elsewhere in this issue, speaks 
for us all. 

Tlie news story I hinted at in the last issue of the Librarian will be released to- 
morrow by the Office of Public Information. The text of the release is published in this 
issue, on page 50. 

Deborah King, head of the Circulation Department, has submitted her resignation as of 
June 30, 1558, at wtiich time she will liave served die Lhiversity for more than 35 years (at UCLA 
since 1924)--the longest record to any staff member's credit in the history of the Library. 
I have promised ^4iss King to understate this announcement, so I will add only a few bare 
sentences. 9ie also holds a record for the energy, devotion, intelligence, and good will 
which she has poured into tlie Library during these many student generations. She is one of 
the best librarians I have ever known. It will take us all a while to grasp the fact that 
she is retiring. 

Announcement of Miss King's successor will be made in a later issue. 

Tlie Qiristmas tree placed in the rotunda by the Staff Association pleases me greatly 
by its understatement. I recormiend a pause in front of it to let its beauty and meaning 
sink in. 

Merry Qiristmas to all. 



Mrs. Nancy A. Hill, wlio has joined the staff of the Acquisitions Department (Serials 
Section) as Senior Library Assistant, received her B. F. A. in 1952 from the Goodman Memorial 
Tlieater (Art Institute of Qiicago), and has been a graduate student at the University of 
Missouri. Her Library experience includes work at the St. Louis Public Library, the Uni- 
versity of Missouri Library, and the American Potash and Chemical Company. 

Mrs. Alette Hill has resigned her position in the Biomedical Library to undergo surgery, 

Tlie following members of the staff have resigned to await the birth of their babies: 
Mrs. Kay Harrant, Librarian II, Head of the Periodicals Room; Mrs. Ckirolyn London, Principal 

December 18, 1957 47 

Library Assistant, llndergraduate Library: Mrs. Judith Robinson, Senior Library Assistant, 
University Elementary School; Mrs. Anas tasia Smith, Librarian I, Government Publications 

Anthony Greco, Librarian II, Head of the Acquisitions Section of tlie Biomedical 
Library will replace Mrs. Harrant as Head of the Periodicals Room. 


An exhibit of the work of Ward Ritchie, one of America's most distinp;uished printers, 
is being shown in the Library until the middle of Jcinuary, in celebration of Mr. Ritchie's 
25th anniversary as printer in Los Angeles. He has already been honored witli exhibits of 
his work, in San Francisco at the Book Club of California, and at Occidental College (wliere 
he had been a classmate of Mr. Powell's); and he will be similarly honored in New York in 
February by the American Institute of Graphic Arts. 

VVliile most of tlie printing in the United States is done in the East and Mid-West, 
most of the creative printing is done on the Pacific Coast. Eastern printers themselves 
have frequently asked why this should be so, and it is interesting to speculate on an 
answer. But for wiiatever reasons, the fact remains undoubted by all. Tliere is also 
common agreement that Mr. Ritcliie is one of the most eminent of all our Western printers. 


Athanasios Dounas, of the Institute of Geology in Athens, visited the Geology Library 
on November 29, in the course of visiting various Geological Survey projects in the United 
States, particularly those liaving to do witli ground water research and landslides. He was 
shown about by James Cox and Professor John McGill. 

Benjamin McDonald, Southern California Welfare Director of the International Long- 
slioremans and Warehousemens Union, visited the Industrial Relations Library on December 4. 
Another recent visitor to the Library was Lewis R. De Wolf, conciliator with the California 
State Cfepartment of Industrial Relations, wtio is compiling a chronology of Anerican 
mediation and conciliation history. 

Mrs. Dorothea Scott, Librarian of tlie University of Hong Kong, visited the Library on 
December 2. 9ie is touring the country under the sponsorship of the Carnegie Corporation 
of New York, to inspect new research library buildings preparatory to planning a new 
building at the University of Hong Kong. 

Joaquin Pardo, Director of the Guatemala National Archives, J. David Contreras, Di- 
rector of tlie Guatemala National Museum of History and Fine Arts and Professor of History 
at the Lhiversity of San Carlos, and Javier Bray, interpreter for the Ihited States State 
Department, were shown the Library by Mr. Trejo on November 21. 


Tliis year the Staff Association is providing Qiristmas gifts to two needy families in 
the form of a $25 department store coupon book and $25 in credit at a food market. Staff 
members have also been contributing food and gifts to be distributed by the Los Angeles 
Bureau of Public Assistance to needy children and older persons. 

Tlie Christmas Party, in the Staff Floom on Friday, December 20, from 2:30 to 4:30, 
will present a program of dances and songs; and the best guesser in the baby picture con- 
test will be revealed. Names of all babies pictured will be posted at the beginning of 
the party. Mr. Powell will award prizes to the winners at 4 o'clock. 

Norali Jones, Jim Cox, and Joel Martinez, RBR student assistant, decorated the big 
Qiristmas tree in the rotunda on Saturday before last, to Bill Belliii's exacting specifi- 
cations. The greatly admired result must be one of the loveliest trees of the year--in 
any contest. 

48 iXJA Librarian 


The Staff Association's Recruitment Program, under Vice President Arnulfo Trejo' s 
direction, started its activities with a well-attended meeting on Tuesday afternoon, 
December 3, in the Staff Room. To insure a successful opening, Frances Qarke Sayers had 
been invited to speak on her work as a librarian, on the subject, ' I'd Do It Again! " 
Though acknowledging that she was likely to talk almost exclusively of the pleasures and 
rewards of children's librarianship, she made it clear that working in this field called for 
knowledge and understanding of adult literature and of books in general just as much as 
working with adults. 

In fact, she showed, the children's librarian needs to develop critical perceptiveness 
to a high degree in order to select books intelligently and to interpret them honestly and 
sensitively to young readers. Being mindful that one has only one life to lead," Mrs. 
Sayers described librarianship as one of the most rewarding of all professions in bringing 
a wealth of experience into a person's one life. "Librarians are in the main life stream," 
she said. "Put yourself in it! I'd do it again." 


English 195, "libraries and Learning, " Mr. Powell's survey course on printing, pub- 
lishing, bookselling, book collecting, and reading, will be offered for the third time next 
semester. Hie course will meet on Tuesdays and Tliursdays at 2 p.m. 


A Statewide Non-Academic Personnel Advisory Committee to review policies and practices 
affecting some 16,000 non-academic employees of the University, has been appointed by 
President Sproul. The committee will make an objective study and analysis of present Uni- 
versity personnel policies and practices in order to malce sure that they are not only 
equitable, but also compare favorably with those of other progressive employers, both pub- 
lic and private. 

Arthur Ross, professor of industrial relations and Director of the Institute of In- 
dustrial Relations at Berkeley, will be chairman of the new group. Other members are: 
Eugene Burgess, head of University Extension, Business Administration, Berkeley; John A. 
Clark, Labor Relations Director, Pacific Telephone and Telegraph Company, San Francisco; 
Winston Crouch, Director, Bureau of Governmental Research and Chairman, Department of 
Political Science, Los Angeles campus; J. F. Ilalterman, professor of economics, Santa 
Barbara College, Lbiversity of California; William Keeler, Assistant Etean of the School of 
Law, Berkeley campus; and Wayne Tliompson, City Manager, City of Oakland. 


The Main Library will remain open from 8 to 5 on Monday, December 23, although it has 
been declared an administrative holiday in lieu of Tuesday, December 31. The Library will 
also, contrary to the published schedule of hours, be open on tlie 31st, as this will not now 
be a holiday. 

As previously announced, the Library will be closed on Tuesday, December 24, as well 
as on Christmas Day and New Year' s Day. 


The Mexico City Collegian for November 22 has written up Arnulfo D. Trejo as ' Grad of 
the Week" of Mexico City College. It reviews his career as student at KKXl, from which he 
received an M.A. degree in Spanish Languages and Literatures, and later at Kent State Uni- 
versity, where he received his degree in Library Science, and tells of his having served 
as reference librarian at MOC and of his helping to organize the department of public 
services at the new library of the National Lhiversity of Mexico. In describing Mr, Trejo' s 
continuing interest and work in Latin American affairs and his varied library activities 
at UCLA his alma mater shows no little pride in tlie achievements of her illustrious son. 

December 18, 1957 



The wish to be a poet does not make one a poet, any more than the ability to stand 
back from a canvas and throw paint at it makes one a painter. If the reader tires of the 
search for poetry in many of today's works which are sold as poetry, he would do well to 
pick up a copy of a new University of California Press book called A Flora of the Marshes 
of California, by Herbert L. Mason, in whose scientific descriptions may be found uncon- 
scious passages of romantic poetry, as in tlie following re-arranged description of 


Slender, branching, submersed. 

Fresh-water annual herbs, 

Ihe branches forming either open and diffuse 

Or mucli-branched, condensed plants. 

Leaves linear, usually spiny-toothed. 

Apparently opposite but each pair consisting of a 

Lower leaf and an upper leaf 

Ch opposite sides of the stem, 

Or leaves seemingly whorled 

Or appearing fascicled 

[because many are crowded in tlie axils. 

Leaf bases dilated, forming conspicuous sheaths, 

Tlie shoulders of these truncate. 

Obliquely rounded, or drawn out 

Into auricles of various lengths, 

A pair of minute, hyaline, cellular scales 

Often present within the sheath. 

Flowers monoecious or dioecious, 

Usually solitary in the leaf-sheath axils, 

Dut sometimes several together. 

Staminate flowers consisting of a single stamen 

Usually enclosed by a perianth- like envelope 

Ending above the antlier in two thickened lips. 

Tlie anthers one- or four-celled. 

At first nearly sessile but becoming 

9iort- stalked at maturity. 

Pistillate flowers naked, 

Consisting of a single ovary, 

Tapering into a short style 

Bearing two- four linear stignas. 

Fruit a nutlet , 

Enclosed in a loose and separable 

Membranous coat. 


Biomedical Librarian Louise Darling presented a talk entitled "'Hirough a Medical 
Librarian's Eyes" as part of a panel discussion on "Orienting IVfedical and Allied Staff to 
the Medical Library," at a Hospital Library Conference held at the Veterans Administration 
Hospital in Sepulveda, on November 22. The Conference, an all-day affair sponsored by the 
Sepulveda VA librarians, was concerned with the place of the library and the librarian in 
both mental and general hospitals. The emphasis was on service to patients, but a part of 
tiie discussion concerned service to the staff as well. Dr. Ralpli Goldman of the UCLA 
Medical School and the VA was another participant in the program. Members of tlie Biomedical 
library staff wlio attended were Miss Noersjima, library intern from Indonesia, Lorna 
Wiggins, and Dorothy Drapronette of the Reference Division. 

50 LICLA Librarian 


The University of California has acquired vA\at is said to be one of the most varied 
and valuable book collections to come on the marlcet in recent years," President Sproul lias 
announced. It is the 60, 000- volume library of the late C.K. Ogden, known as tlie orip;inator 
of "Dasic Eiiglish" and regarded as one of the intellectual giants of modern England. 

Ogden' s library represents an investment by him of more than a quarter of a million 
dollars. It was purchased by tlie University of California from Ogden's estate for $100,000, 
tlirough the agency of William Dawson Sons, Ltd., London. Tlie purcliase was made upon the 
recommendation of Mr. Powell, who inspected the collection in Fngland, and the Library 
Council of tlie University, wliose secretary is Dbnald Coney, Librarian on the Berkeley campus. 

Tlie Ogden collection is particularly valuable to the University of California because 
of the way it meets the variety of book needs on various campuses, " President Sproul 
pointed out. A single library would be less able to make good use of the variety of ma- 
terials contained in the collection. Ekjt with its needs for source research materials at 
Derkeley and Los Angeles, for filling in obvious gaps in the basic collections at Davis, 
Santa Barbara and Riverside, and for the fundamental books of recent centuries for the new 
campus at La Jolla and those to be developed elsewiiere, tiie University of California can 
make good use of virtually every item in the collection. 

This was the opportunity of the century to acquire for the statewide University of 
California a collection almost made to order. Tlie cost per volume was far lower than that 
at which these books could be obtained individually or in groups--even if available." 

CK. Ogden was the founder and editor of The Cambridge Magazine , as well as general 
editor of a series called The International Library of Psychology, Philosophy and Scientific 
Method. He also wrote many books of his own, including The Meaning of Meaning, lie organ- 
ized the Orthological Institute in 1927 with representatives from 40 countries, and was an 
adviser to many countries on metliods of language teaching. VVIien he died on March 22, 1957, 
the London Times called him "an unconventional but deeply learned and profound original 
thinker. " 

His books, wliich he collected for his own scholarly use, cover a wide variety of sub- 
jects--published over tiie entire period of printing from the 15th to tiie 20th century. Tlie 
collection includes many original editions, 70 incunabula, other early printed books, and 

The Qgden collection is rich in the communication of ideas, linguistics, philosophy, 
and psychology. It is also strong in literature and liistory and contains materials on 
Sli alee spe are. Bacon, Kant, Defoe, Hardy, and Montaigne. Also included are important works 
of Galileo, Newton, and other early scientists. Recent P^ritish authors represented are 
Bernard Shaw, Tliomas Hardy, Arnold Bennett, and others. A notable feature of the C^den 
library is a large collection of dictionaries and encyclopedias--said to be tlie largest 
ever assembled by one scholar in a personal collection. It includes the first edition of 
the Encyclopaedia Britannica and rare 16th and 17th century English dictionaries. 

The Ogden collection, now in England, will be crated in 600 packing cases and shipped 
to the University in the near future. 


A Symposium on Academic Freedom, held in Haines Hall last Wednesday by the Student 
Civil Liberties Union, a chapter of the Anerican Qvil Liberties Union, presented John W. 
Caugliey, Professor of History, wlio analysed the meaning of academic freedom; Robert A. 
Rutland, Assistant Professor of Journalism, speaking on freedom of expression for students 
in student publications; Ralph Richardson, Associate Professor of Speech and member of the 
Los Angeles City Board of Education, speaking on academic freedom in the City School system; 
and Everett Nfoore, discussing library freedom. The moderator was George Jaidar, vice 
president of the chapter. 

Dfec ember 10, 1957 51 


It seems that L.C.P. upset tlie balance of nature on his recent trip to Fh^land, and 
called forth an appreciative cotmient in the November issue of tlie British Publishers' Cir- 
cular and Rooksellers' Record: 

The otlier day, ]~)r. Lawrence Powell, from South California, gave a private lunch to 
twenty of his Piritisli bookseller friends. It is a remarkable tribute to the Antiquarian 
Dook Trade tliat a customer thinks so highly of his suppliers ttiat he entertains them in such 
a royal manner. . . " 

Tlie ecological picture was more normal in Amsterdam, where the Nederlandsclie Vereeni- 
ging van Antiquaren invited lieer Powell to dinner, as reported in Het Nederlandse Antiquari- 
aat of November 15. Menno llerzberger. President of the Association, v^io wrote the article, 
kindly sent along a translation, fearing quite riglitly that our Dutch miglit be rusty: 

At the end of the dinner Mr. Powell addressed the members, and those present certainly 
very rarely heard such a tall;; not only as regards its contents but also on account of the 
brilliant and poetical manner Mr. Powell spoke to us." 

After further complimentary remarks aboot the speech, Mr. Hertzberger reported that 
'Tlie President [of the Association] hoped tliat Mr. Powell will remain a pleasant souvenir 
of the Dutcli antiquarian booksellers and that the joined forces of librarians and antiquar- 
ian booksellers will enable to conquer the menacing Leviathan, as described by llobbes, with 
whicli he meant the Dutch Government and its lack of interest in the task of both librarians 
and antiquarian booksellers." 


I've been inordinately remiss in not keeping you posted, but from wliere I stand 
nothing can be seen, and what can be heard has had no progressive significance. For in- 
stance, although tlie Books and I did hear the World' s Series through the plywood skin, the 
clangor of metal on metal and the spitting of the welding tools have become distinctly Old 
Hat as the weeks have gone on, I've even given up hope that sparks from the welder would 
ignite the plywood and let us look in. 

However, rumors have drifted through the cracks, and if what I deduce from wliat I 
thinlt I hear is true, you'll be liolding your eyes when all is unveiled. Althougli tlie out- 
side has been finished in a very creditable imitation of conservative tuffa stone, the 
rumors say that inside there are orange walls and deep off-green turquoise walls, and 
crimson panel boxes, and--now we know wliere It went- -10, 000 primrose -ye How shelves. Tlie 
Books are jostling and standing on tiptoe. "We," state the Newspapers (somewliat sniffily, 
if the truth were known), "are going Over Tliere. " Philosophy and European History are 
resigned to the cold reaches vacated by Newspapers, while Sociology and Economics and Ife- 
mance Literature seem quite positive they will end up on yellow shelves. 

I asked O.L.I, to check on this, and she come back slightly cross-eyed and seemed to 
be muttering unintelligibly. Something about sugar plums dancing in her head, I think. 



At the inauguration of John Lowell Davis as President of Chapman College, at Orange, 
on December 6, the American Library Association and the Association of College and Besearch 
Libraries were represented by Everett Moore. Others from UCLA in the academic procession 
were Dean Franklin P. Ifclfe, representing Dartmouth College, and Professors Max S. Dunn, 
Wytze Gorter, and James E. Phillips, representing the American Qiemical Society, the Amer- 
ican Economic Association, and the ^todern Language Association, respectively. Tlie Inaugural 
Address was delivered by Henry G. Harmon, President of Drake University. 

52 UCLA Librarian 


Oriental Studies and Library Collections in California. Tlie booming academic interest 
in Asian studies and associated library collections at California institutions of higher 
learning during the past decade is one of the many complex facets of tlie meeting of East 
and West, as glimpsed in San Francisco by Qiristopher Hand and described in two successive 
installments of the Reporter at Large" department of the New Yorker for Novemlier 16 and 23. 

Indonesian Libraries. The establishment of a centralized, federally financed public 
library system, serving directly the book needs of 80,000,000 persons, is without doubt the 
most important achievement of Indonesian librari anship. A.G.W, Dunningliani describes Indo- 
esia's Public Library Service, as well as her special, school and university library fa- 
cilities, in the September issue of New Zealand Libraries. 

Indian Impressions. Tliere is a notion that any kind of comfort in a library is bad 
and that the ideal condition for education must be severly monastic. We must fight against 
such a notion. In college lecturing it is often said that the head can tal:e in only v\<iat 
the seat can endure! The same would apply to reading and one miglit be able to spend longer 
hours in a library if he were comfortably seated. Comfortable reading rooms, open stack 
access, excellent organization and functional architecture are some of the conspicuous 
features of American libraries noted in the impressions of visiting Indian librarians pub- 
lished in the January, 1957, Indian Library Association Journal, an entire issue devoted to 
the Program of Library Training administered by the Government of India under the India 
Wheat Loan Fund. 

High Speed Printing. Librarians conversant with the application of electronic re- 
search to the graphic arts will read with interest of an experimental method developed for 
delivering printed text at rates up to 20,000 cliaracters per second, or approximately 
seventy times the maximum speed attainable witli the fastest facsimile- type process now 
available. A Tliin- Window Catliode-Ray Tube for Iligli-Speed Printing with Electrofax," by 
Roger G. Olden, appears in BCA Review for September. 

Libraries versus Publisher s. Tlie free loan of books to the entire community is a 
principle firmly established in all countries with a fully developed library system. On 
this point librarians will not give way an inch. Any measure which will restrict the de- 
sire to read and the spread of reading matter is to be condemned. What is needed in this 
age of television is a combined effort from all booklovers- -authors, publisliers, booksellers 
and librarians--designed to show the public that, in spite of tlie new media of communica- 
tion, books are worth cherishing. So affinns Robert L. Hansen, Director of Danish Public 
Libraries, in the Unesco Bulletin for Libraries, October issue, wliich features "Libraries 
Versus Publisliers," a pro and con discussion of the question. Lb public libraries harm the 
book trade? 


The Librarian's "Welcome" to students at UCLA which was published in tliis year's 
edition of Know Your Library is apparently being read with more than usual interest by some 
who are far from the Westwood campus. In Northwestern University's Library News for October 
25, under the heading ' Bull's Eye, " L.C.P, 's message is described as "probably the most 
effective and doubtless the most original introduction ever to grace a library handbook for 
students. Will it become a classic? Judge for yourself..." 

Tlie entire text of the "Welcome" is reproduced, and in a footnote appended to the 
reference to our new stack annex the reader is requested to "Change to: 'wlien we have an 
extension to Deering Library,' and the entire dialogue would fit the situation here! " 

The editors of College and Research Libraries were particularly taken with Mr. Powell's 
thumbnail sketch of the Library, which tiiey quoted in their November issue: 

Do yon want the facts? Want to prove something? Trying to find yourself, 
or the opposite, escape from yourself? We've got books for all purposes, for 
yes and no, for good and bad, black and white, near and far, for and against... 

December 18, 1957 53 

It's not for sale, it's for free-- this place with something for every student, 
hurried or not, this intellectual free-for-all called the Library, which 
finds the books of all times, races, colors, and creeds, stacked peacefully 
together under one roof. " 


Following is the obituary of Peter Murray Hill published in The Times in London: 

With the sudden death of Peter Murray Hill the antiquarian book trade 
of this country has lost a colourful personality; and a wide range of book 
collectors and institutional librarians, in America as well as in Europe, 
have lost not only a good bookseller but a good friend. 

Murray Hill was born in 1908 and educated at Westminster and Trinity 
College, Cambridge. Thence he graduated to the stage, where his tall figure, 
stylish looks, and engaging manner made him a popular, if never outstanding, 
performer during the thirties. Ekit even before the war, during which he 
served in the police force, lie had begun (first at the Caledonian Market, 
later in Cecil Court) to combine acting with the career to wliich for the past 
dozen years he devoted himself with infectious enthusiasm and with conspicuous 
success. During this time he once reverted to play Captain Hook to the Peter 
Pan of his beautiful wife. Miss Phyllis Calvert: indeed, it pleased his friends 
to detect, on occasion, a touch of the buccaneer in his technique as a book- 

If Murray Hill's air of zest and insouciance endeared him to his pro- 
fessional colleagues, intrigued his custccners, and delighted his friends, it 
did not (at least for long) obscure from any of them the fact that he was a 
very knowledgeable, enterprising, slirewd, and hard-working bookseller. 
Specializing in the 18tli century, he made himself a more notable position in 
the antiquarian trade, in a shorter time, than any of his rivals; and he did 
it with such gusto and good humour as to disarm envy and even sometimes com- 
petition. There have been few better presidents of the Antiquarian Dook- 
sellers' Association, and none more popular, than Peter Murray Hill. It is 
sad to think that the exceptional exertions of his second term, when his 
health was causing some anxiety, may well have shortened an all too short life. 


"Footnotes provide supplementary information not found in the body of text. The or- 
dinary book does not indulge in these scholarly intimacies, for they distract the casual 
reader and run up the printer's bill. But for a discerning audience they play a useful 
part, to explain, reinforce, and authenticate the author's statement and to satisfy both 
writer and reader by showing what labour went into the making of it." 

So begins the introductory paragraph of the first issue of an excellently printed 
leaflet for the Friends of the Library of the University of British Columbia. Footnotes, 
the preface continues, will "bring to the attention of Friends such information about the 
Library as will enrich and vary the ordinary diet of official statements and reports... 
We sliall assess the Library's strength and needs and mark its growing importance among the 
great company of distinguished research centres... 

As demonstrated by the above quoted passages, the gracefully gentle style of Footnotes 
is unmistal<ably that of Librarian Neal Harlow, whose prose once gave life and style to many 
of the pages of this publication before be forsook us for Vancouver. Labor may talce on a 
"u" above the border, and the shuffling of letters in center may tempt us to try a French 
pronunciation on it, but the essences are uncorrupted and the lilt is still there. 

Greetings, ^Footnotes. 

54 UCLA Librarian 


A Washington dispatch from the New York Times News Service recently told of tlie 
United States government's failure to translate for official use many of the articles being 
published in scientific iournals in the Soviet Union. "An estimated 20,000 Soviet scien- 
tific reports and journals are received by the U.S. government every year," it said. Of 
these, only a small fraction are ever translated or summarized. Most are just filed away 
in the Library of Congress." It was reported that of the 1200 Soviet scientific journals 
published every year, 200 are considered to be of major importance and interest to American 
scientists, and that of these 200 only 30 are being translated under government sponsor- 

An example of how this leaves Anerican scientists ignorant about the state of scien- 
tific progress in the Soviet Ihion and results in waste of time and money in duplicating 
work already performed there was cited by the House Government Operations Subcommittee on 
Government Information, under the chairmanship of l^p. John E. Moss of California, wliicli 
learned that the radio frequencies to be used in the Soviet satellites had been described 
in the June and July issues of Radio, a Soviet magazine for radio amateurs. 'Ilie magazine 
articles were never translated, tlie report says, and as a result Lhited States scientists 
were caught by surprise and had to work frantically to convert their stations to track 
the Soviet satellites. 

By rare coincidence, on tlie same date of the news dispatch from Washington (November 
27), OJ News in Berkeley reported that the June issue of tlie Soviet magazine Radio had 
been discovered by Professor Anderson Peoples of tlie Davis caipus while he was browsing 
through the collection in Berkeley's Periodical Pwom. "His interest excited by the find," 
says OJ News, "he has had the articles translated. They will be on exliibit at the Library 
on the Davis campus, v/here Professor Peoples is a professor in veterinary medicine." 


Tlie earnest young man from Valleio, William LaFond, who was struck by "a revelation" 
compelling him to destroy "all the works of yoga" which he could find in California li- 
braries, apparently carried his crusade right into the UCLA Library, if sufficient evidence 
is to be found in the fact tliat not one catalog card with tlie entry ^oga is to be found in our 
Main Card Catalog. Fortunately, our closed stack prevented unceremonious ranoval of the 
books themselves on this subject, for they are all present or accounted for. 

Other libraries visited by the crusader were not so fortunate, for he did his best to 
decontaminate public libraries in Los Angeles, San Francisco, Sacramento, Long Beach, Hiver- 
side, Monrovia, >\rcadia, Azusa, Glendora, Pasadena, Santa Monica, San Mateo, Richmond, and 
Stockton, and the Mills College Library in Oal<land before he was interrupted in his activity 
and arrested and charged with burglary. His method was simple and direct. He would remove 
the catalog cards listing books on yoga from tiieir drawers and would then proceed to col- 
lect the books and walk out with them to his car. 312 books from 44 libraries were found 
in the backyard of his home in Vallejo--not yet destroyed, though this had been his intent. 

LaFond' s undoing came with the discovery of his handiwork at the Monrovia Public Li- 
brary by Assistant Librarian Katherine .Ainsworth (Mrs. Ed Ainsworth), who got the license 
number of his car and notified the police. She had noticed he hadn't checked out tlie stack 
of books he had hurried out of the library with. He was arrested at his home by the Solano 
County Slieriff having returned to his job as a marine engineer at Mare Island Navy Yard. 

We have not heard wliether the anti-yoga LaFond spared the Library of his alma mater, 
UC at Berkeley, the embarrassment of finding its catalog to be yoga- less. 

UCLA Librarian is issued (normally) every other Friday by the Librarian's Office. Tlie next 
issue will appear on Friday, January 3, to resume our regular publication schedule. Editor: 
Everett Moore. Assistant Editor: James R Cox. Contributors to this issue: Page Ackerman, 
Hobert E. Amdal, Elizabeth S. Bradstreet, Deborali King, Frances J. Kirschenbaum, Paul M. 
Miles, Helen M. Riley, Hiawatha Snith, Gordon R. Williams. Prose-Into-Poetry Consultant: 
Lawrence Qark Powell. 


Volume 11, Number 6 

December 18, 1957 

Su ppl emen t 


Henry R. Wagner on Cano and Llorente 

Presumably the last among a fair number of books v^ich the UCLA library has acquired 
from the late bibliophile and historian Henry Raup Wa^er (1862-1957) was recently received 
as a gi f t of the Friends of the UQ_A Library: the anonymously published first edition 
(Madrid, Ibarra, 1809) of Juan Antonio Llorente' s Coleccion diplomatica de varios papeles 
antiguos y modernos sobre dispensas matrinoniales y otros puntos de disciplina eclesiastica. 
It was accompanied by several mcinuscript notes or letters relating to the work, by or to 
Dr. Wagner or his secretary Mrs. Ruth Axe, including the one printed below under Wagner's 
title of "A Pope's Blunder." Tlie author was blind for the last years of his life, and tliere 
are a few solecisms that he would surely iiave corrected under liappier circumstance. I have 
nevertheless not ventured to change his text, except for inserting one word in brackets. 
Tlie reader should, however understand tliat the book was hardly "privately printed" by 
Llorente, since the title page says "Published with superior permission," and Ibarra was 
the royal printer. Tlie stated collation is also incorrect. It should be "Title page, [iii]- 
xii, 272, 8 pages." 

As Dr. Wagner implies in his printed paper, and says more clearly in other notes, the 
book is extremely rare. Tliere is a copy in the New York Public Library, but I know of no 
other in the LInited States. It is not in the library of Congress, nor is any ecLition at 
Berkeley or tlie Los Angeles Public Library, or listed in the printed catalog of tlie great 
Ticknor-Boston Public Library collection. UCLA and the Sutro Library, at least, have the 
third edition (Mexico, 1827) but even that and the second edition (Madrid, 1819) are scarce. 
(Stanford has the 1819 edition.) Dr. Wagner's article follows. 


Henry R. Wagner 

Jean-Pietre Caraffe was elected Pope May 23, 1555 (Old Style) and 
crowned on May 26, 1555. lie was almost eighty-nine years old when 
crowned as Pope Paul IV. 

At that time the Spaniards were in control of the Kingtlom of 
Naples, having a large force there of Spaniards, or perhaps Germans, 
under the command of the Duque de Alba. Tlie new Pope was hostile to 
the Spanish rule and very shortly took steps to eliminate them from 
control of his native country. He formed a league with the Ifepublic 
of Venice and Francis II of France. Tlie Papal States extended across 
Italy from Rome to the Adriatic and the power of the Pope had to be 
reckoned with. 'i\\e Pope's allies began to go into action. Tlie 
French were the only ones vAio had any formidable force and soon fell 
into conflict with the large forces of the Spaniards in the Netherlands. 
Tlie controversy was ended by the Battle of San CVientin wliich took place 
in August, 1557. Tlie French Army was defeated by the forces of Felipe 
II under the Duke of Savoy. 

UQ^A Librarian 

The EXique de Alba appeared with the Spanisli Army before the walls 
of Rome but Felipe forbade an attack. Tlie Duque was much angered by 
Felipe's orders as he was also told to make obeisance to the Pope. 
Nevertheless he obeyed his ruler's commands. Felipe said he liad counter- 
manded Alba's attack on Rome because he remembered how the Spanisli Army 
liad sacked Rome in 1527 and he did not wish to have tliis catastrophe 

Tlie Pope had also [earlier] begun proceedings in the Inquisition 
in Rome, accusing Carlos V and Felipe II of heresy. Carlos V \sTote a 
letter to Melclior de Cano, the greatest theologian of the time, asking 
his opinion about the temporal power of the Pope. Cano wrote a long 
reply dated November 15, 1555, denying that the Pope had any temporal 
power. Paul IV died on August 18, 1559 (Old Style). His death put 
an end to tiie controversy between tlie Papacy £ind Felipe. 

The letter of Cano's was published by Juan Antonio Llorente in 
his Coleccion diplomatica de varios papeles antiguos y modernos sobre 
dispensas matrimoniales y otros puritos de di sciplina eclesiastica. 
Madrid 1809. Ihis is a collection of documents found by Llorente and 
privately printed by him. Llorente had been an agent of the Inquisition 
at Logrono in 1785, and secretary to the Inquisition in 1789. It was 
in 1794 tliat the Grand Inquisitor directed Llorente, wliose opinions 
were known to be liberal, to write an exposition of the abuses of the 
Inquisition. The printer of the Coleccion diplomatica was Ibarra, 
the famous Spanish printer. Hie book contains XII, 272, plus 2 pages. 
Tlie only reference to it tliat I ever saw was made by Llorente liim- 
self in liis Histoire Critique de I 'Inquisition d'Espagne. Paris, 
1817. 4 vols. Tlie first edition of the Coleccion diplomatica is 
quite rare as it was printed only in a few copies. Two later editions, 
one of 1819, also published in Madrid, and the third edition, pub- 
lished in Mexico in 1827, are more frequently found. 

Henry R. Wagner 
San Marino, California 

Melchor Cano's letter of 15 November, 1555, signed at his Dominican Ifouse in Valla- 
dolid, appears as the third item of the collection, at pages 6-18. It is a lengthy, 
cautiously phrased, but unequivocal defense of the rights of Qiarles in his disputes with 
the Pope, even to the riglit to make war upon him. Strictly speaking, it does not deny 

that the Pope as Pope had any temporal power," althougJi it implies it and, if I understand 
correctly, that would have been acceptable doctrine. What Cano did say was [p. 12-13] that 

His Holiness represents two persons: one is the prelate of the Qiurch Universal; the other 
is the temporal prince of the lands wliich are his. " Since in the cases basically under 
consideration he was acting as a temporal prince, the Iving of Spain could deal with liim as 
with any other Prince. Cano carefully dodged the question of what could be done if the 
Pope could or did malte the disputes a matter of conscience. 

Juan Antonio Llorente (1756-1823), one of tlie outstanding men among the liberal 
clerics of the day, is best known for his history of the Inquisition, printed in several 
languages and editions. (UCLA some time ago bought Wagner's copy of the Frencli edition of 
which he spealcs, to add to other editions already owned.) Persons interested in Llorente 
can read about him in Jean Sarrailh's "Don Juan Antonio Llorente, " in tlie Bulletin llispan- 
ique (vol. 25, Juillet-Sept. 1923, p. 226-236), or in Llorente's own Noticia biografica. . . 
o Memorias para la historia de su vida (Paris, 1818), another rather unconmon book owned by 
UCLA. Llorente made a bad guess, for wliich he suffered more than did many others of his 
group by becoming prominent in the service of King Joseph Donaparte. 

December 18, 1957 - Supplement 3 

His autobiography has some aspects of an apologia, but seems relatively dependable, 
lie does not there really explain the purpose of his Coleccion diplomatica, but comnents upon 
it in the preface to the Coleccion itself. It was intended to prove the power of bishops to 
dispense impediments to matrimony and other graces necessary for the spiritual good of liis 
diocesans, when the government considers it useful ," even if recourse to Hone is possible, 

but much the more when the contrary happens, as now. " This was part of the controversy 
between Church and State then current in many fields, and trending toward a national Churcli, 
wliich was as strong under Joseph Bonaparte's government as any other. Melchor Cano' s letter 
was as important for that question, as for several others. 

Wiy Wagner was interested in Cano's letter is not evident, (Llorente's book, of 
course, could interest him merely because it was excessively rare.) As is well known, it 
was his custom to amass books upon a subject, use them to write from, and then dispose of 
them and move on to another subject. I have never heard tliat he had acquired any special 
interest in the Inquisition. It seems likely, therefore, that the Cano letter may have 
attracted his attention because of its implications for another subject that he once wrote 
about: how nations could acquire or prove territorial sovereignty. There is an American 
angle to that because of the claims once made by Spain- -not very seriously, after early 
days--based upon the famous Papal Bulls (or Briefs,) which in turn had something to do with 
the question of Papal power in temporal affairs. Unfortunately, we shall probably never 
know w^at intellectual treat Dr. Wagner once had in mind for us. 

Roland Dennis Hussey 
Professor of History 




Volume 11, Number 7 January 3, 1958 


Marilyn Arnold has been appointed Senior Typist Clerk in the Department of Special 
Collections. Miss Arnold received her B.A. from the Lhiversity at Berkeley in 1954, and 
worked with the California E3ook Company in Berkeley while a student. 

Marilyn Jean Larson, who has been appointed Senior Library Assistant in the Univer- 
sity Elementary School library, received her B.A. from IXLA last June, and was employed as 
a student assistant. 

Jean Marjorie Schroeder has been appointed Senior Library Assistant in the Biomedical 
Library. 9ie received her M.A. in Music from Boston University in 1956. 

The reclassification of Mrs. Esther Leonard, in the Department of Special Collections, 
from Senior Library Assistant to Principal l^ibrary Assistant, has been announced. 

Mrs. Kathleen D. Bush, Librarian II, Acquisitions Department, has resigned effective 
January 31, to be married. 9ie and her husband will live in Wisconsin. 

Dean Moor, Senior Library Assistant in the Department of Special Collections, has 
resigned to continue his graduate studies. 


Wilfred J. Holmes. Vice-President of the Ihiversity of Hawaii, and Herbert Lindenberger. 
Assistant Professor of Comparative Literature on the Riverside campus, were recent visitors 
to the Librarian's Office. 

Yoshio Tsuge, architect, and Chief of the liiilding and Maintenance Department of the 
University of Tokyo, and Takeo Urata, Assistant Professor of Librarianship at Tokyo, visited 
the Biomedical Library on December 19 to discuss University of Tokyo Medical Library build- 
ing plans with Miss Darling. Tliey were accompanied by Yoichi Nakase, of Anerican Conmer- 
cial, Inc., Los Angeles. They also visited the Main library and the Music Library with 
Mr. Nbore, who had once been a colleague of Mr. Urata' s at Keio University. 

Vernon Duke, composer, now engaged in a project to record 'forgotten' music, recently 
investigated the Music library's collection of musical scores. 

Among the many visiting scholars using the Library during the holidays was Elmo 
Richardson, former staff member of the Department of Special Collections, now teaching m 
the History Department of the University of Kansas. 

56 UCLA Librarian 


Miss Bradstreet and Miss Ackerman reported at the librarian's Conference of December 
12 on their trip to the Arrowhead Conference Center, where they represented the Library 
at the Conference on Human Relations in Supervision, sponsored by the Personnel Office, 
which they described as being highly successful. It was directed toward persons at high 
levels of supervision among the non-academic personnel of the southern campuses, and its 
purpose was to give participants insight into the various factors influencing human rela- 
tions and communication through lectures and personal experience in group situations. 


The Library has been fortunate in obtaining on microfilm the records of the London 
Missionary Society. During the year 1957-58 the Library has received the third of a pro- 
jected series of seven shipments which will make available a complete file of the records 
of the Society for the period 1795-1901. 

Tlie Library has also received the third shipment of the microfilm of the Manchester 
Guardian, which will eventually cover the period 1821-1927. Film already received brings 
us up throu^ 1893. 


A Loyola Ihiversity seminar. Introduction to the Graduate Study of English, conducted 
by Father Harold F. Ryan, S.J. , met at the Clark Library on Saturday, December 7. A tour 
of the Library was followed by examination of a selection of books illustrating the history 
of printing. 


Johanna Tallman recently wrote an article for the Santa Monica Evening Outlook's 
weekly feature, "The Professor Speaks," on the Lhiversity Library's contributions to tech- 
nological research in Southern California and elsewhere. It is the Ihiversity libraries, " 
she wrote, with their vast research collections and specialized staffs, that become the 
hub of such informational activity as is required for research projects." 9ie pointed out 
that it is not only the latest books and journals that are in demand, that often the most 
modern developments are based on information published long ago. When jet planes were 
first reaching the sound barrier, the basic theories of sound were restudied. The book 
most often consulted was one published in 1877. " 

Ihe book referred to is The Theory of Sound, by John William Strutt, Baron Rayleigli, 
first published by Macmillan in London, in 1877-78. fhe second edition, 1937, reprinted 
by Dbver in 1945, is on reserve in the Engineering Library, and is in constant use, Mrs. 
Tallman says. Tliere are several other copies in campus libraries. 


Some of the scenes of a film produced by the Ihited Steelworkers of America, "Burden 
of Truth," dealing with the economic, social, and cultural problems of Negroes, were re- 
cently shot at the Institute of Industrial Relations Library. The film, sponsored by the 
Union's Committee on Civil Rights, has been described by a local newspaper labor editor as 

a scathing indictment of discrimination against minority groups." Its in-plant scenes 
were shot at the Torrance works of U.S. Steel, with members of USW Local 1414 acting them- 
selves. It will be shown in local unions, service clubs, schools, and associations, and 
possibly on TV. 

January 3, 1958 



There are two handsome rattlers (live) in the exhibit cases at the Biomedical Library-- 
conversation pieces, as it were, for the exliibit on snakes and kindred reptiles, current, 
historical, and legendary. The display features the recently published Lhiversity of 
California Press book by Laurence M. Klauber, Rattlesnakes, Their Habits, Life Histories, 
and Influence on Mankind, and illustrates the malcing of the book from first manuscript to 
final printed form. Dr. Klauber, eminent herpetologist , Curator of Reptiles at the San 
Diego Zoological Society (also an electrical engineer and former President and Chairman of 

the Board of the San Diego 
Gas and Electric Company) has 
lent additional photographs, 
drawings, and museum materials- 
fangs, rattles, face and skull 
bones, venom crystals, venom 
milking kit, first-aid kit, 
etc.-- from his personal col- 
lection, and a selection of 
rare and fascinating early 
books on snakes from his her- 
petological library. 

Supplementing this dis- 
play is an exhibit of writings 
and pictorial representations 
of serpents from early natural 
histories, including dragons, 
„ basilisks, sea serpents, and 

The Boas Serpent" as depicted in Edward Topsell's Qeopatra' S asp, and such cur- 

History of Four-Footed Beasts and Serpents (1658), a copy rently identifiable snakes as 

of which is in the Clark Library. ' ... We read in Solinus, ^^e European viper, the Aes- 
that when Claudius was Emperor, there was one slain in the culaoian snake and the Aner- 

Vatican at Rome, in whose belly was found an Infant swal- ican rattlesnake 

lowed whole, and not a bone thereof broken. " 

Professor Raymond Cbwles of the Zoology Department served as consultant for the ex- 
hibit, and furnished the two rattlers, which he bathed for the show and placed securely in 
their own plastic cages. V/hen Miss Darling reported that after the first week-end of the 
exhibit one of the snal'ces was still wet from his bath, Mr. Cowles advised her to "just wipe 
it off gently." But as she hadn't got around to it by the time Mr. Cbwles came in next, he 
did it for her. 


The papers delivered at the Institute on Library Administration held on this campus 
last August are featured in the December 15 issue of the Library Journal, which was guest 
edited by Mr. Powell. Included are papers on "Democratic Adninistration, " by Edwin Castagna, 

Planning, Progranriing and Evaluating, " by John D. lienderson, "Organization and Staffing, " 
by Andrew H. Horn, "The Feeling of Being Connected Up,'" by Harold L. Hamill, "Care and 
Feeding of the Bookish Administrator," by Mr. Powell (wiio also contributed an editorial, 

Catalysts of Knowledge"), and Dbnald Coney's summing up, entitled "The Last Word." 


Karl de Schweinitz, Professor of Social Welfare, Emeritus, will speak about his recent 
trip through England at a meeting of the Staff Association next Thursday, January 9, at 
4 p.m. Mr. de Schweinitz returned last fall from a year of research at the London School 
of Economics, under a Fulbright grant. 

58 Va^A Librarian 


One of our readers dissents from the favorable opinion about footnotes wliich we 
quoted in the December 18 issue from the leaflet ^Footnotes issued for the Friends of the 
Library of the University of British GDlumbia. He is Kenneth Macgowan, Professor Emeritus 
of Theater Arts, and his views on footnotes are a matter of public record, having been 
stated in his book. Early Man in the New World (Macmillan, 1950), under the heading A 
Note on Notes." This is what he had to say about "these scliolarly intimacies," as they 
were called by their defendant at UDC: 

Tliere are no footnotes in this book. A catch-all for the author's after- 
thoughts and for the corrections provided by friends who have read manuscript or 
galley proof--as well as a place for legitimate references-- tliey are often a 
nuisance and always a typographical eyesore. Tlie references in this book di- 
rect only to the sources of quotations, facts, or theories. They do not lead 
the reader to supplementary text material. Tlierefore, he may ignore them un- 
less he wants to pursue the subject further for himself, or to verify the 
authority for what may seem to him an implausible statement, 


Tlie School of Librarianship at Berkeley announces that three nationally prominent 
librarians, complementing the resident faculty, will offer courses and seminars in the 
1958 Summer Sessions, June 16-July 26 and July 28-September 6. Maurice F. Tauber, Melvil 
Dewey Professor of Librarianship at Columbia Ihiversity, will offer in the First Session 
the regular second semester course, Special Problems in Classification and Cataloging, and 
a seminar in Advanced Cataloging. Jolm S. llichards, Librarian Emeritus of the Seattle 
Public Library, will offer in the Second Session tlie regular second semester course in 
Municipal and County Library Administration and a seminar. Problems in Public Library 
Administration. Miss Jean Lowrie, of the Department of librarianship at Western Michigan 
College, will offer regular courses in School Library Administration and Library Work with 
children in the First Session. 

Members of the resident faculty wiio will be teaching in the Summer Sessions are 
Professors Ray E. Held, Leity C. Merritt, and Fredric J. Moslier. 


A three-day Symposium on "The Qimate of Book Selection: Social Influences on Scliool 
and Public Libraries" will be held on the Berkeley campus, July 10-12, 1958, inmediately 
preceding the San Francisco Conference of the Anerican Library Association. The Symposium 
is presented by the School of Librarianship through facilities of University Fjctension. 
Topics for discussion will include "Qir Qianging Society, " dealing with tlie effects of 
population growth, increased leisure, and increased academic enrollment; The Library's 
Competition, " a survey of the impact of mass and other media on the library; The Public 
Librarian's Boss;" The School Librarian's Boss;" and problems relating to censorship. 
Two sessions will be devoted to a report by Marjorie Fiske on the study, of wluch she is 
director, Book Selection and Intention in California Riblic and School Libraries." 

Other speakers will be Harold D, Lasswell, Professor of Law and Political Science at 
Yale University; Max Lerner, Professor of Anerican civilization and Dean of the Graduate 
School at Brandeis University; Fredric J. Mosher, of the School of librarianship; Talcott 
Parsons, Professor and Chairman of the Department of Social Belations at Harvard University; 
David B. Truman, Professor of Government at Columbia IViiversity; and Ralph W, Tyler, Di- 
rector of the Center for Advanced Study in the I3ehavioral Sciences. 

The fee for the Symposium is $25, and includes the cost of the banquet preceding the 
final session, Ehrollment is limited to 300, and applicants will be accepted on a "first 
come, first served" basis. Housing in University residence halls is available at a cost 
of S12 (breakfast included), for the three days. 

January 3, 1958 59 

Complete information and an application blank may be secured by writing the Depart- 
ment of Conferences and Special Activities, University Extension, Llniversity of California, 
[Berkeley 4, California. 


The Staff Association has given twj books on opera to the Library, in memory of 
Elizabeth Bryan, who had been a member of the staff for twenty-seven years. Miss Bryan, 
one of the Vermont campus pioneers, served as head of the Circulation Department and as 
librarian of the Lhiversity Elementary School, from 1924 until her retirement in 1951. 
The books, wliich will be placed in the Music Library, are The World Treasury of Grand Opera. 
an anthology of writings about opera, edited by George R. Marek; and Orpheus in America; 
Offenbach's Diary of his Journey to the New World, illustrated witli drawings by Alajalov 
and witli contemporary prints and photographs. 


A further note on post-war Anerican complacency is found in the report of an American 
publislier's reaction to the Frankfurt Book Fair, as quoted in the Publishers' Circular and 
Booksellers' Record (London) for November 2. "We had no conception," he said, either of 
the size of the Fair or of the enormous volume of books being printed. We in America think 
we're so modern, so go-ahead, whereas in fact we're way behind the Germans in design, in 
illustration, in the fabulous quality of books being produced. " lie deplored the fact that 
only a handful of American publishers had come over to Frankfurt, and said he was convinced 
they were badly underrating the importance of the Fair. 

A British publisher writing in the same issue reported that the stands of both 
American and British publishers tended to lack individuality and could be fairly likened 
to a church bazaar stall; green baize on wliich books were closely packed with a typeset 
headboard mounted on two unpainted struts..." 


Archibald MacLeish, poet, former Librarian of Congress, former Assistant Secretary of 
State, and now Boylston Professor of Rhetoric and Oratory at Harvard, recently told the 
University Daily Kansan (Lawrence, Kansas) that the whole idea of ballistics and missiles 
is an "idiotic dream of the future of the IJnited States." Mr. MacLeish was reported as 
saying that those who concentrate wholly on specialization "may know techniques but won't 
be able to communicate them. " 

"If you have a long table in the State Department with a couple of bright Army colo- 
nels, a couple of Navy captains and two bright State Department policy boys along with a 
few experts in communication, all trying to talk together about political warfare, the one 
who can't speak in terms of the rest of the people might as well go home..." 

Wliile visiting the University of Kansas campus, Mr. MacLeish was photographed with 
Steve Vosper, young son of Librarian I\)bert Vosper, our former Associate Librarian, reading 
him some of his poetry, and showing every evidence of communicating perfectly with his 


At work in the Library the day after Christmas was a young man from John Burroughs 
Junior High, wlio claimed that he had been told to exhaust t\TO libraries, his school library 
and one other. His topic was John Foster Dulles, and some of the Reference staff say that 
at least he exliausted two librarians. 

60 UCLA Librarian 


Annual statements of earnings paid and tax withheld during 1957 are being prepared by 
the central Payroll Division of the University at Berkeley and will be mailed to employees 
on or before January 31, according to a bulletin issued by Ifcbert A. Hogers, Quef Account- 
ing Officer at Los Angeles. The bulletin, which supplies information about the necessity 
of notifying the Controller's Office of change of address, about what earnings are included 
on their W-2 statements, and about the relation of the W-2 statements to January 15 esti- 
mated tax declarations, is posted on the Library bulletin board in Floom 200. 


Anong the 482 who were successful in the California State Bar Examination in 1957 
were four former Law School students recently employed as student assistants in the Period- 
icals Boom. They are Jack Hofert, Arthur W. Jones, Boy Kates, and Harry E. Westover. 


Booklovers may be interested to know of an opportunity to pick up some books through 
the announcement of the sale of Frank Sinatra's estate in Palm Springs, according to a re- 
cent real estate advertisement in The Villager (Palm Springs). We read there that 'Mr. 
Frank Sinatra said... Tony, find a bigger house for me.' We did. He bought the handsome 
estate once owned by Al Jolson in Palm Springs. So now he has entrusted us with the dis- 
posal of his elegant home on the golf course at Tamarisk Country Qub..." The house has 
'lawns and trees, swimming pool and high walls." Price: "with furniture $85,000 including 
records and books. " 

Question: Is Mr. Frank Sinatra going to have another set of books in his new house? 


Survived holidays. Paper work current. Am ready for the new year which promises to 
be a record-breaker, even for UCLA. Health and hard work and happiness to all. 


IXLA Librarian is issued every other Friday by the Librarian's Office. 
Editor: Everett Moore. Assistant Editor: James B. Cox. Contributors to this issue: 
Page Ackerman, Bobert E. Arndal , William E. Conway, Louise Darling, E\ith Doxsee, Frances J. 
Kirschenbaum, EUchard O'Brien, Hiawatha Snith, Florence G. Williams. 




Volume 11, Number 8 January 17, 1958 


T\\e successor to Deborah King as Head of the Circulation Department will be Louise 
Stubblefield, since 1949 Head Circulation librarian of the Columbia University Library, 
and known personally to several of us who have worked at Columbia, as well as to the pro- 
fession, as an unusually able and gracious person. Miss Stubblefield holds library degrees 
from both Illinois and Columbia, and prior to her present position on Morningside Heights 
has had a variety of experience in college and university libraries in her native Illinois. 

Also on July 1 another major change will occur, with the establishment of the College 
Library, an administrative amalgamation of the Reserve E3ook Room and the Lhdergraduate 
library, to forward planning of the book stock and services of what is intended ultimately 
to occupy a building of its own. College Librarian, with the rank of Department Head, 
will be Norah Jones, present chief of the Reserve Book Room, who has come up through the 
ranks since 1944 from her first position as a student assistant at the Loan Ctesk, growing 
steadily in ability to render efficient and cheerful service to students and faculty. 

Robert Fessenden will be Miss Jones's first assistant in the College library in charge 
of reference service to undergraduates, a field in which he has shown increasing competence 
as chief of the Lhdergraduate library. 

To have Miss Jones and Mr. Fessenden already here and Miss Stubblefield on the way 
ameliorates the loss we will suffer in the retirement of Miss King. 

Ruth Doxsee has told me she wishes to retire on May 1 as Music Librarian, thus bring- 
ing to a close twenty- five years of quietly devoted service to UCLA, twenty of which I have 
worked with her (she was in the Acquisitions Department before her present appointment as 
Music Librarian in 1947.) Herself musical, studious, discriminating, and ever willing and 
cheerful, Miss Dbxsee will be remembered as one who always put the interests of those she 
served aliead of her own. 

Her successor will be Gordon Stone, at present working simultaneously for a library 
degree from USC and a Pli.D. in Music from UCLA, and also serving in the Music Library, 
beginning as a student assistant in 1951. Mr. Stone will come to the new position with the 
full confidence of the Music Department and the Library, and under his leadership I expect 
the Music Library to continue the steady growth it has known successively under Leon 
Strashun and r\ith Dbxsee. 

Much of my time last week and this has been spent in daily meetings of the Qiancellor's 
Ciammittee on ISuildings and Campus Development, wtiich is holding its annual review oi the 
major and minor Capital Improvements program. 

I met also with Dean Jacoby and Professor Pfeffer, Miss Ackerman and Mr. Williams to 
discuss the projected Graduate School of Business Administration Labrary, and with 1 roles- 
sors Kwing, Phillips, and Swedenberg to plan the Fourth Qark Library Invitational Seminar 

62 UCLA Librarian 

to be held later this year on the subject of Anglo-Anerican Literary Relations in the 17th 
and 18th Centuries. 

On Monday I visited the Geology Library and had coffee with Mr. Cox and Professors 
Crowell and Darrell, and Assistant Professor Qarence A. Hall, new book chairman of the 

Tuesday I was at Qaremont to speak at the Scripps College Convocation, following 
which my wife and I were luncheon guests of President and Mrs. Hard. 

Che night last week my talk to a dinner meeting of the Zanorano Club was on some of 
my book purchases abroad this fall. 

Last Saturday morning I attended the successful final examination of Ph.D. Candidate 
Elmo Richardson, former member of the Department of Special Collections, whose History dis- 
sertation on The Politics of Conservation in the West, 1896-1913, was ably defended by him. 



Reclassifications from Librarian I to Librarian II have been Eipproved for Mrs. Frances 
Kirschenbaum, in the Reference and Bibliography Section of the Reference Department, and 
Mrs. Dorothy Dragonette, of the Reference Section at the Biomedical Library. Mrs. Marjorie 
Griggs, of the Reserve Book Room, has been reclassified from Senior Library Assistant to 
Principal Library Assistant. 

Resignations have been received from Betty A. Arnold, Typist-Qerk in the Engineering 
Library, to return to her home in Colorado, and Rita M. Foley, Typist-Clerk in the Catalog 
Department, because of illness in her family. 

Two Library staff members will be going on leave of absence at the end of January. 
Mrs. Shirley Hood, Theater Arts Librarian, with her young son Marlowe, will be going to 
Indonesia for seven months to join her husband. Mantle Hood, Assistant Professor of Music, 
wlio is studying Indonesian music under a Ford Foundation grant. Student assistant Peter 
Schnitzler will be in charge of the Theater Arts Library during Mrs. Hood's absence. 

Arnulfo D. Trejo, of the Reference Department, will return to the University of Mexico 
for a year to finish work on his doctoral dissertation. He will be accompanied by Mrs. 
Trejo and daughter Rachel. 


Janet Anne was bom to the Robert E. Fessendens last Saturday -- their second girl. 


The Librarian's Conference of January 9 considered possible Library participation in 
translation projects to aid faculty and research workers in the physical sciences on this 
campus. Use of the Verifax machine and the calculator in the Acquisitions Department was 
discussed, and it was agreed that staff members required to use the Verifax should report 
to Mr. Williams for training. Miss Ackennan reported briefly on the status of the 1958/59 
Budget Ftequest, and the rest of the meeting was turned over to Norah Jones, who reported 
on the results of the Library Use Survey. Discussion of the report was put over until the 
next meeting to give Conference members time to study the report in detail before commen- 

January 17, 1958 



Tlie death of Michael Sadleir last month in London removes from the book- collecting 
scene one of its greatest modem practitioners. Publisher (Constable), author (Fanny by 
Gaslight) , Sadleir is best knowi at UCLA as the Collector of the unique assemblage of 
Victorian Fiction in first edition wiiich the Library acquired en bloc in 1952, and for which 
Reynolds Stone, the British engraver, designed the bookplate reproduced herewith. 

Presence of the Sadleir books at UCLA has drawn scholars from far and near working on 

19th century British fiction. The volumes are kept together 

/^^2 in the Department of Special Collections in the order in 

which they ctre described in Sadleir' s bibliography, XIX 
Century Fiction (University of California Press, 1951). 

MichaeCSalleir Co Section 

■>\ *. <it L05 ANGELES /=■ A 

confused with his father. 

Mr. Sadleir was born in Oxford on Christmas Day, 1888. 
His father was Sir Michael Sadler, a noted educator, who 
was Master of University College at Oxford (whose library 
on education UCLA acquired in 1948). The younger Michael 
said he changed the spelling of his name to avoid being 
He studied at Rugby and at Balliol Cbllege, Oxford. 

During World War I Mr. Sadleir worked in the War Intelligence Department. In 1919 he 
was a member of the British delegation to the Versailles Peace Conference, and for a brief 
period he was a member of the Secretariat of the League of Nations, 


Reynolds Stone, C.B. E., wtio designed the bookplate for the Michael Sadleir 
&)llection and executed the wood engraving from which plates were printed in six 
different colors, is one of Great Britain's most eminent designers and engravers. 
He designs chiefly for printers and publishers, and has decorated a number of 
books and produced many devices and bookplates. A recent book is his VIood 
Engraving of Thomas Bewick (London, 1953), for which he selected the engravings, 
which were reproduced in collotype, and wrote a biographical introduction. 

Among Mr. Stone's designs are the third British Victory Stamp, in 1946, the 
seal and device for the British Arts Cbuncil, bookplates for the National Trust 
and the British Council, and an engraving of the Royal Arms for Her Majesty's 
Stationery Office, in 1956. 

Mr. Stone is a graduate of Cambridge University, and studied printing at 
the University Press at (Cambridge. He now teaches lettering at the Royal 
(jollege of Art. 


Mary Lou Lucy, Qrculation Librarian at the University of North Carolina, visited the 
Library on December 27 with Andrew Horn, of Occidental Cbllege. 

Helen Mclntyre, Acquisitions Librarian at the University of New Mexico, conferred with 
Richard O'Brien and Charlotte Spence of the Acquisitions Department on January 2. 

John Ward, Professor of History at the University of Sydney, New South Wales, was a 
visitor in the Department of Special Collections on January 3. 

Bjorn Ahlander, Qiltural Officer of the Swedish Embassy in Washington, a recent visi- 
tor, with Professor Erik Wahlgren, in the Librarian's Office, is making a tour of the 
United States to inspect Scandinavian instructional and cultural relations with universities. 
He and Mr. Walilgren have made a recording, in the form of an interview, regarding the teach- 
ing of Scandinavian at the University of California, which will be used in a Swedish State 
Radio broadcast. 

64 UCLA Librarian 

Recent visitors to the Institute of Industrial Relations Library include Milford J. 
Alway, Research Director of the Merchants and Manufacturers Association, Ix)s Angeles, Jan- 
uary 3, to inspect the Library's method of handling labor newspapers, pamphlets and other 
unbound material; Kenneth Watson, Minister of the Conmunity Methodist Church, Tujunga, on 
January 2, in search of information on the religious affiliation of business and labor 
leaders and the role of religion in industrial relations; and Milton Harrison, Dean and 
Professor of Law, Louisiana State University School of Law, who was shown the Library on 
January 3 by Benjamin Aaron, Assistant Director of the Institute. 

Baidyanath Bandyopadhyay Chaudhuri, Technical Assistant in the National Library of 
India, in Calcutta, a recipient of a specialist grant from the Department of State, visited 
the Library on January 10. He was particularly interested in methods of book preservation 
and book-binding, library buildings and equipment, and meip storage and classification. He 
lunched with Gordon Williams, Roberta Nixon, and John Rosenfield, Assistant Professor of Art. 


Mean what you say" will be the theme (courtesy of Alice's March Hare) of the second 
annual UQLA Library Conference, to be held on the Santa Barbara College campus, July 20-23, 
immediately following the AL\ Conference at San Francisco. Translated into conference 
language, the subject of its deliberations will be "Written and Oral Library Reporting." 

The staff will include editors and librarians, who will lead conference members in 
small groups and general meetings on the topics of writing annual reports, budget requests, 
staff bulletins, library publications, publicity releases, and articles for library peri- 
odicals, and speaking to staff, trustees, faculty, the general public, and library confer- 

Members of the panel are Marie D. Loi zeaux, Editor of the Wilson Library Bulletin, Lee 
Ash, Editor of the Library Journal, Sol. M. Malkin, Editor and Publisher of the Antiquarian 
Bookman, August Fruge, Manager of the Publishing Department of the University of California 
Press, Sarali L. Wallace, Administrative Assistant of the Minneapolis Public Library, 
Patricia Paylore, Assistant Librarian of the Lhiversity of Arizona, Seymour Lubet zky. Con- 
sultant on Bibliography and Cataloging of the Library of Congress, and Qarence R Graham, 
Librarian of the Louisville Public Library; and from the UCLA staff, Mr. Powell, Betty 
Rosenberg, and Everett Moore. Miss Rosenberg is in charge of conference organization, and 
Katherine McNabb, of Santa Barbara College, of local arrangements. 

The University Library and University Extension are co- sponsoring the conference with 
the California Library Association and the Santa Barbara College library. Registration is 
limited to 125 participants. Housing, meals, and all meetings will be on the Santa 
Barbara campus. Further information will appear in the Librarian and in library periodicals, 
and lhiversity Elxtension will shortly issue a brochure, which will undoubtedly feature a 
recent portrait of Alice' s tea-time associate. 


The Oriental Library was pleasantly publicized at the New Year season in the Japanese- 
English newspaper in Los Angeles, Rafu Shinpo, and in the Westuood Hills Press and related 
papers. The article in the latter papers was accompanied by a picture of Fern Shigaki, 
wearing a " hapi" coat and admiring Chinese and Japanese scrolls, woodblock prints, and re- 
productions of paintings. The press release was prepared by the University's Office of 
Public Information, and invites Los Angeles area residents of Japanese and Chinese descent 
to come on in' and enjoy the novels, art books, short stories, plays and periodicals 
which are part of the 50,000 volumes in the library's Oriental collections." It tells also 
of tlie brief but dramatic history of the Library which began in 1948, when Professor 
Richard FVidolph, then in Peiping, was asked to purchase a large number of Qiinese books, 
while they were still available. It is recalled that negotiations for the books were 
carried on wliile the Communists laid siege to the city. 

January 17, 1958 65 


I see no objection to stoutness, in moderation .-- /o fant/ie. 

No librarian will dare be without it," wrote the World's News Press; "Fills a long 
unfelt want, " observed the Spectator; and so, the new edition of The Guinness Book of 
Records ('the largest — smal lest- -highest- -fastest --slowest- -rarest- -richest- -hottest- - 
coldest--oldest--loudest--mostest--etc. ") publislied by Guinness Superlatives Limited (Lon- 
don, of course), is now availcible in the Reference Room. Friends of the Hollywood Freeway 
will be pleased with a stunning picture of the four-level interchange downtown ( The Stack"), 
and the accompanying statement that "The highest traffic density in the world is reputed to 
be that on the Hollywood Freeway, California, U.S.A., with an average daily volume in 1955 
of 172,000 vehicles." 

But records are made to be broken, and although some of those reported by Guinness will 
probably stand for a while (where are the giants to outdo Nijinsky's entrechat dix, or M. 
Kos' s world record for keeping a pipe alight--three hours and seven minutes?) --what of poor 
NtLke, the Riesus monkey, with his world altitude record of 80 miles, set in 1954? 

Additional items of useful information: the longest word in the Oxford Dictionary is 
floccipaucinihilipilification; the longest place name in the world is Taumatawliakatangihang- 
akoauotamateaturipukakapikimaungaJioronukupokaiwiienuakitanatahu, New Zealand. 


The Los Angeles Regional Group of Catalogers, of which Rudolf Engelbarts is Vice- 
Chairman and Qiairman-Elect , held its winter meeting last Saturday afternoon in the Head- 
quarters of the Los Angeles County Public Library. A talk by Mrs. Catherine MacQaarrie, 
(jhief of the Technical Services Division of tlie County Library, on "Tlie Book Catalog of the 
Los Angeles Ciounty Public Library," was followed by discussion, and by a demonstration of 
of machines and methods used in its production. 

The meeting was arranged by the Program Qiairman, Katherine McNabb, of the University 
Library at Santa Barbara. Qiarlotte Oakes, of the Pasadena Public Library, is Chairman 
of the organization, and Richard Rankin, of the County Library, Secretary-Treasurer. 


Tlie (jLA Staff Organizations Round Table is now organizing its membership and nominating 
candidates for the CLA SORT Steering Committee, which will be the governing body of the new 
organization. Organizing Committee Qiairman James Cox requests that anyone interested in 
affiliating with this group give his name immediately to him or to Helen Riley, President 
of the Library Staff Association. Any person, whether professional or non-professional, 
may affiliate with the Fbund Table. Tliere are only two qualifications for membership: 
1) Interest in SORT, its program, and its goals; 2) Membership in the California Library 
Association. I f an interested person is not a member of CLA and does not feel he can afford 
the payment of dues, provision is being made by the staff associations concerned to consider 
paying the dues of that person in return for active participation in the affairs of the Round 
Table. Anyone qualifying for this should see Helen Riley. 

CIA SORT is the first group to be organized in the California Library Association 
expressly to represent the interests of library staff associations and is a pioneer move- 
ment in the Lhited States on the state or regional level. SCHT meetings are planned for 
the CLA district Meetings and the Annual Conference, and a joint meeting with ALA SORT in 
San Francisco is being considered. 

It will seek through meetings and publications to encourage the formation of staff 
associations, to examine matters relating to staff welfare and personnel practices, to pro- 
mote staff- administration cooperation, to encourage participation in CLA, and to foster 
interest in librarianship as a career. 

66 UCLA Librarian 


Gunpowder of the Mind. David Riesman writes about the role of "Books, Gunpowder of 
the Mind," in a country of near-universal literacy which has paradoxically forgotten much 
of its enthusiasm for print, in the Atlantic Monthly for December. Books bring with them 
detachment and a critical attitude, he says, that is not possible in a society dependent 
on the spoken word. They liberate the reader from his group and its emotions and allow 
the contemplation of alternate responses and the trying on of new emotions. Oral communi- 
cation keeps people together, binds people to each other, while print in our day loosens 
these bonds, creates space around people, even isolates them in some ways. In a world 
which threatens us with a surfeit of people, this role of the book becomes again as import- 
tant as in the preliterate tribes where, also, there was no escape from others. As America 
becomes one vast continental pueblo, the book comes into its own as a guarantor of that 
occasional apartness' which makes togetherness' viable. 

The Harmsworth Collection. One day, in 1938, the Folger 9iakespeare Library was a 
tidy, notable collection of Elizabethan material focused on Shakespeare. The next day, by 
purchase of the Harmsworth collection, it was one of the four most significant libraries 
in the world for English books on every subject printed before 1641 and one of the most 
important collections for the study of all aspects of civilization in the Tudor and Stuart 
periods. The Library's Director, Louis B. Wright, describes with his usual grace some of 
the Harmsworth material, as well as the recent notable expansion of the Folger Library, in 
"The Harmsworth Collection and the Folger Library," in The Book Collector for the Sumner 
of 1957. 

Automation in Libraries. So far, no machine invented has been able to think. The 
most efficient machine devised can be no substitute for a combination of knowledge and 
experience in a profession wliich demands of its members the double role of both technician 
and bookman. Undoubtedly, there are many tasks, especially clerical ones, from which the 
librarian may be released for the all-importapt task of getting to know what lies between 
the covers of the materials he deals with. Relationships, the association of ideas, are 
pre-eminent, and this is where the shortcomings of machines are greatest. CP. Auger, 
writing on "Automation in Libraries: Its Possibilities and Probable Effects," in the Li- 
brary Association Record for November, forsees, nevertheless, that the librarian of the 
future will need to re-orient his outlook. Retaining a firm grasp of the age-old funda- 
mentals of librarieinship, he will have to become familiar with the techniques of electronic 
programming, of operating machines, and of interpreting the results. 

Reading for Cats. "The Cats' Bookshelf," appearing as the front article in the Times 
Literary Supplement, London, November 29, is not about milady's cats, but is for the liep- 
variety, being a review of ten recently published jazz histories and biographies and a 
discussion of the contemporary emergence of a literature of jazz through the interest of 
a more intelligent and discriminating public and the scholarly efforts of the folklorist, 
musicologist, sociologist, historian, psychologist, poet, and writer. Jazz creators are 
articulate about their art, it seems, only when they play. As a business, jazz attracts 
few who require facility with words, except to talk one another into deals, or with ideas, 
except those of elementary arithmetic. Its scholarship is the "discography , " its greatest 
literary demand an accurate record, often unreadable to outsiders, of who is playing what 
where, and the arguments on relative merits. 


Two fellowships of $1000 each for students preparing for work with children or youth 
in the public school or public library systems in California have again been made available 
for the year 1958-59 by the California Congress of Parents and Teachers. Wliile the re- 
cipients of the awards need not be California residents, the successful applicants must 
agree to spend two years following graduation working with children in California librar- 

One fellowship is offered through each of the two accredited library schools in the 
State--the School of Librarianship on the [Berkeley campus, and the School of Library 
Science at the University of Southern California. Interested candidates should write for 
application blanks and detailed admission requirements to the library school they prefer. 

January 17, 1958 67 


The Season's greetings from Dr. Elmer Belt were recently received by the Library in the 
form of a handsome and informative eight-page brochure on the Elmer Belt Library of Vinci- 
ana, Los Angeles, celebrating the fortieth anniversary of Dr. Belt's acquisition of liis first 
book by Leonardo da Vinci, while a freshman medical student in Eferkeley. Dell' Anatomia, 
Fogli B, became the cornerstone of this distinguished reference library on Leonardo and the 
Renaissance, which has grown in forty years to a collection of over 9,500 books and articles, 
10,000 newspaper clippings, pictures and other audio-visual materials, and facsimile man- 
uscripts and drawings. The brochure tells of the origin of the library, its holdings, ser- 
vices rendered, lecture activities of Dr. Belt and librarian Kate R. Steinitz, and its ex- 
hibitions, awards, and publications. 

"We have assembled as complete a literary, pictorial, and audio-visual collection as 
possible," it says. ' This has been done to provide source material and exact information 
for all research problems in this field. It is our hope that this Library will continue to 
function as a special library at the University of California at Los Angeles, wliere it is 
ultimately to be kept." 


Jake Zeitlin, of Zeitlin & Ver Brugge, booksellers, of La Genega Boulevard ( in the 
well-known red barn) is giving the annual Public Lecture on E3ooks and Bibliography, today, 
at the University of Kansas, in the Kansas Union Browsing Room. He will speak on What 
Kind of [3usiness Is This?" The lecture is presented by the Lhiversity Libraries. 


Post card query from Lawrence, Kans. : Will the UQ_A Librarian henceforth be issued in 
Basic English... 


VCLA Librarian is issued every other Friday by the Librarian's Office. 

Editor: Everett Moore. Assistant Editor: James R. Cox. "In Review" contributor: Paul 
M. Miles. Contributors to this issue: Page Ackerman, ffcbert E. Amdal , Rjdolf K. 
Engelbarts, Frances J. Kirschenbaum, Maria Ffomero, Betty Ibsenberg, Helene E. Schimansky, 
Florence G. Williams. 


Volume 11, Number 9 January 3I, 1958 


Together with printers Ward Ritchie and Grant Dahlstrom I recently had the pleasure of 
judging the annual Southern Books Competition, an cinnual selection of good printing from 
presses south of the Mason-Dixon line. Tl>e show, now in its eightli year, was founded by 
the indefatigable Lawrence S. Tliompson, Librarian of the Lfniversity of Kentucky, and in- 
spired by the success of the now twenty-year Western Dooks show of Los Angeles's Rounce & 
Coffin Qub. 

At the last Regents' meeting tlie Board, acting on President Sproul's reconmendation, 
appropriated S9,000 for the Library to purchase books and periodicals needed from tlie cat- 
alogue of the library of the late Evariste Levi -Provencal , professor at the Sorbonne and 
director of the Institute of Islamic Studies of the LViiversity of Paris. This came about 
as the result of a visit to my office of Professor Gustave von Grunebaum, new director of 
the Near East Institute at UCL'\, swift cliecl<ing by Miriam Lichtheim, and coordinating by 
Gordon Williams of Chancellor's and President's files, plus an open cable-line between West 
Los Angeles and Leiden. Teamwork. 

A recent visitor wtiom I had the pleasure of showing througii the Library before he 
lunched with Miss Liclitheim, Mr. Williams, and Professor Wolf Leslau, was Qirt Wormann, 
director of the Graduate Library School of the Hebrew University and of the Jewish National 
and University Library, both in Jerusalem. He was especially interested in the Spinoza and 
Werfel collections, and we are arranging the exchange of bibliographical information on 
these two authors between Jerusalem and Wbstwood. 

One day last week I met Andrew Horn at the Qark Library, where we spent several hours 
searching the Ward Ritchie Press Collection for duplicates on the want-list of the Occiden- 
tal College Library. It took a small carton to carry away what we found. 

Tlie Senate Library Committee met last Friday in my office to act on book budget matters 
present and future. 

Professor Jolin Walton Caughey lunched with me to discuss our common interest in the 
bibliography of Californiana. 

I spoke last week to the Faculty Women's Club on my trip abroad, at a meeting which 
honored Mrs. Robert Gordon Sproul. 

Messrs. ^too^e and Williams are in Chicago this week at the AL\ Midwinter Meeting and 
will report on their activities in the next issue. 


70 UaA Librarian 


Mrs. Helen Palmer, Librarian I, has resigned from the Reserve Book noom, effective 
February 19, to await the arrival of her baby. 

Mrs. Dorothy Dragonette, Librarian II, has replaced Anthony Greco, Jr. as Head of the 
Acquisitions section in the EJiomedical Library. 

Patricia Carol Beard has been appointed Senior Library Assistant in the Circulation 
section of the Biomedical Library to fill the position vacated by Mary Moosman, who has 
transferred to the Catalog-Bindery section to replace Mrs. Anne L. Jennings, now working on 
a part-time basis. Miss Beard received her B. A. from lOLA this year and for the past sev- 
eral months has been a Secretary with the New Ehgland Life Insurance Company. 

Mrs. Attella Gwen" Hill has returned as Senior library Assistant to the Circulation 
Department, replacing Mrs. Joanne Harris, who has resigned to await the birth of her baby. 

Mrs. Carol Spaziani, Secretary in the Biomedical Library, has resigned to accompany 
her husband to England. 


The agenda for the Librarian's Conference on January 23 included discussion of measures 
to provide better protection for Library equipment and property, and a brief report on the 
1959/60 budget 'target figure' submitted to the Chancellor's Office by the Librarian. The 
findings of the Library Use Survey conducted by Norali Jones were considered, particularly 
concerning student use of the public card catalog and Library policy on the inclusion of 
subject and added entry cards for branch library materials in the main catalog. 


Clive Knowles, international representative of the United Packinghouse Workers of 
America, AFL-QO, came to the Institute of Industrial Relations Library on January 8 with 
Artiiur Carstens, Director of Labor Programs for the Institute, to consult materials for 
forthcoming educational programs of the Institute. 

Visitors to the the Department of Special Collections have included Charles D. Matthews, 
research archivist for the Arabian American Oil Company, Dhaliran, Saudi Arabia, to use the 
map collection, on January 13; Cecil Roth, of Oxford Ihiversity, who came with Professor 
Leslau to see editions of the llaggadah, on January 14; and Professors Douglass S. Parker, 
in Qassical Qvilization, and Ernst Ekman, in History, of the Riverside campus, on Janu- 
ary 20. 

S. J. Angyal, Professor of Oiemistry at the New South Wales Technological Institute, 
and B. P. Bell, Reader in Physical Qiemistry and fellow of Balliol College, Oxford, who 
gave seminars in Chemistry in January, were vistors to the Chemistry Library. 


Tl>e departure of Arnulfo Trejo for Mexico leaves the Staff Association without a Vice- 
President (President-El ect) until the annual election in June, since, according to the 
Constitution, In the event of a vacancy in the office of Vice-President the office shall 
remain vacant until the next election, wlien both a President and Vice-President shall be 
elected". Tlie Executive Board, however, has appointed Robert l^wis of the Biomedical 
library to fill the vacancy in its membership. He will act as Chairman of the Welfare 
Committee, a post which has been filled until now by Mr. Trejo. The extensive recruit- 
ment activities carried on by tiie Welfare Committee are being assumed by a newly formed 
independent l^cruitment Committee under the chairmanship of Donald Black of the Riysics 

January 31, 1958 



The Library Staff Association has adopted Kan Sun Qiul, a ten-year-old Korean boy, who 
was separated from his parents during the fighting in 1950. When his case was brought to 

the attention of the Foster Parents' Plan he had had to drop 
out of school, since his grandfather, the sole support of the 
family, vho was selling candy, was earning only about forty 
cents a day. Through the aid of FPP Sun Qiul is again a student. 
He is now in the third grade of primary school in Seoul, where 
his favorite subject is arithmetic. He is also being given 
vital material aid, including a nine dollar monthly cash grant, 
shoes, clothing, periodic parcels of vitamin-enriched food, and 
Einy necessary medical care. A better and more secure future 
will be his because of the help we are able to give him. Sun 
Qiul's case history is posted on the Staff Room bulletin board. 

Letters from Foster Parents mean a great deal to the adopt- 
ed child, and staff members are urged to write to Sun Qiul. 
Eiiclosed photographs and picture post cards are especially treas- 
ured. Letters should be addressed as follows: 

TO: Rang Sun Qiul K2717 
c/o Foster Parents' Plan 
352 Fourth Avenue 
New York 10, N.Y. 

FROM: Sender's name 

UCLA Library Staff Association. No. 4013 

405 Hilgard Avenue 

Los Angeles 24, California 


Mr. Powell has received the following letter of appreciation for helpful service at 
the Qark Library from Francis W. Schruben, a graduate student in History: 

May I take this opportunity of expressing my appreciation of the courtesy 
and help extended to me by Mrs. Davis and the staff at the Clark Library. 

During this semester 1 had the opportunity of using that library a great 
deal while taking seminar work from Dr. Qinton Howard. Without the aid of 
those fine librarians 1 should have been utterly lost. This seminar in English 
history has been unique in my graduate experience and the use of the Qark 
materials a rare privilege. 

I shall always remain a loyal and grateful supporter of the Qark Library. 


Like the radio serial of a slightly similar name, she simply goes on. Friends will be 
happy to learn that Mrs. Florence Burton, formerly of the Engineering Library, has returned 
to California to continue her "active retirement" from librarianship by becoming librarian 
in charge of the Qiildren's Fbom at the Santa Barbara Public Library. This is her third 
library position since retiring from the New York Public Library. She reports that she and 
Mr. Burton regretted leaving Auburndale and the fine library there, but that the Florida 
weather (and accompanying phenomena) did not agree with either of them. They are now com- 
fortably settled in Santa Barbara, where she started work on January 2. 

72 UCLA Librarian 


Elach year at this time there are those who ask why they should join professional 
associations, "Wliat do they do for me?" is a common question. It is, of course, a fair 
one. All too often, the questioner receives only a question in return: Siouldn't he be 
asking what he can do for the association? Also a fair question--except tliat it wasn't 
asked first. 

Perhiins the plainest answer to the first question is that professional associations 
(medical, law, teaching, library) bear the major responsibility for maintaining the occupa- 
tions in question as professions. Standards for training are established and enforced: 
responsible authorities are persuaded to aid in providing essential services; employers are 
kept aware of professional standards of work and pay; in critical times, no one need stand 
alone against irresponsible attack. Equally important, members of the profession themselves 
keep in touch with what their colleagues are accomplishing, and can judge by the yardstick 
of publications Eind conferences how well they are doing. 

The journals of the American and California Library Associations give abundant evi- 
dence of their professional activities. The promotion of the Library Services Act by the 
ALA, for example, has been of incalculable importance in helping to extend minimum library 
service to those parts of the nation without it. And the successful efforts of the CLA to 
obtain legislative authorization for a library development program in California have under- 
lined the vital role the state organization plays in providing adequate services. 

Tlie CLA has taken the lead among regional associations in the United States in forming 
a Staff Organizations Ffeund Table, to which any person, professional or non- professional, 
may belong, if he is a CLA member. Tliis is one of a number of round tables authorized under 
recently adopted Bylaws, and will be concerned with staff welfare and personnel practices, 
staff-administration cooperation, and promotion of interest in librarianship as a career. 

The work of the Special Libraries Association offers another demonstration of intelli- 
gent group action in promoting the best possible library service to scientific, industrial, 
and commercial organizations. Both national and local activities of the SLA are also di- 
rected toward achieving high standards of professional training and performance. 

Mutual aid and support, essential exchange of information and ideas--these can come 
only through group action and cooperation. Tlie need for strong membership is obvious, and 
this means wide rank and file membership. 

Che answer can probably be given to both questions above: The ALA, the CLA, Eind 3A 
will do much for me and my profession, but only if I support them throu^ membership. 

How to Join 

If you have not belonged to one of the professional associations and do not have member- 
ship blanks, you may obtain them from the staff representatives listed below: 

American Library Association. Elizabeth F. Norton, Serials Section, Main Library, 

California Library Association. Hilda M. Gray, Government Publications Room, Main 
Library, N.B. A new dues schedule provides decreased dues this year for the salary 
group between S500 and S599. 

Special Libraries Association. Donald V, Black, Physics Library. 


Ikibies have been born to two recently resigned members of the Reference Ltepartment: 
a boy, Tliomas, to Mrs, Anastasia Smith, and a girl, Sheryl Sue, to Mrs, Carolyn London- - 
both on January 23, 

January 31, 1958 73 


Mrs. Siirley Hood, Tlieater /\its Librarian, is the autlior of an article entitled "l3ooks 
on the American Film, " which is being distributed by the United States Information Service 
for use in foreign countries by newspapers, magazines, and radio stations. Other articles 
in the same packet are by Alistair Cooke, Kenneth Macgowan, and Gilbert Seldes. 


On January 1, Edward Weston, one of the world's great photographers, died at the age 
of 71. (One would like to use the word "artist", a term that in its broadest sense he 
greatly deserved, save that he himself preferred to be called simply photographer".) Few 
men in any field have had the ability to see the world freshly and the skill to show this 
unique vision to others, but Edward Weston was unquestionably one of these men. It is true 
tliat he has influenced many people, but more significant that lie lias influenced photography. 

Jean Qiarlot has told of how one day when Diego Rivera was painting The Day of the Dead 
in the City they talked of Weston. Qiarlot "advanced tlie opinion that his work was precious 
for us in that it delineated the limitations of our craft and staked optical plots forbidden 
forever to the brush. Ikit Rivera, busily imitating the wood graining on the back of a chair, 
answered that in his opinion Weston blazed a path to a better way of seeing, and, as a re- 
sult of painting," 

Edward Weston was born in 1886 in Highland Park, Illinois. Wien he was sixteen, he was 
given a "lidlseye" camera by his father, and from then on photography became his dominant 
interest. In 1906 he went to Tropico (now Glendale) California to visit his sister, and 
decided to stay. He began to photograph professionally, canvassing from house to house, 
taking pictures of babies, pets, etc. After a course in a "college of photography" he 
worked for a year or two with professional portrait photographers, and then in 1911 opened 
his own studio in Tiopico. By 1914 his work was honored and recognized by commerical and 
professional societies in New York, L>ondon, Toronto, Doston, and Philadelphia, but dissatis- 
faction with his own work (then misty £uid " Wliist leri an") began to grow. 

By 1919 he had ceased to exhibit with the photographic associations and begun to ex- 
periment with abstract motifs. Tliese photographs, extiibited in Mexico City in 1922, were 
enthusiastically received by the painters tliere, and in 1923 he moved to Mexico and opened 
a studio. In 1926 he returned to Glendale and in 1927 began the series of extreme closeups 
of shells and vegetables which are now so well known. In 1929 he moved to Carmel and open- 
ed a studio with his son Brett. For iiis livelihood he was still dependent upon his port- 
raits, retouched and soft of focus, which his clients demanded, and totally unlike his 
personal work-- a distinction with bothered him. Finally, by 1934, he was able for the 
first time to hang out a sign " I M^IOja [ID PORTIWTS" and photograph only as his conscience 
dictated. In 1936 he moved to Santa Monica, and in 1937 received ids first Guggenheim 
Fellowship for "Tlie Mailing of a Series of Photographs of the West." (A complete collection 
of these photographs is in the Huntington library.) After completing this, he returned to 
Carmel and discovered the beauties of Point Ix)bos and beach and kelp. 

By 1950 Parkinson's Disease had robbed him of the ability to control his camera, but he 
continued to supervise prints made by his sons from his earlier negatives. 

As Rivera said, 'lie blazed a path to a better way of seeing," and IKZLA was fortunate 
in being able to exhibit last year a collection of his photographs, selected by himself. 
We are not so fortunate in the matter of owning many of his prints. The Library does have 
a few, some purchased and some received as a gi f t from Jalce Zeitlin, but we hope that some- 
day we will be able to acquire a large and representative collection of his work. He began 
his photographic career in Southern California, his sons were born here, and some of the 
best photographs of his maturity were t.-ilten in the area. It is fitting that his work should 
be preserved here, and in a sense, we feel obligated to this task, as well as privileged 
to do so. --G.aW. 

74 UCLA Librarian 


Indulging in a spot of crystal gazing as he touched on library statistics, the Librar- 
ian of Indiana University recently wrote in his Library News-Letter (a broadside issued 
for the better fostering of "Salt-of-the-Library" bookmen among the faculty) that "We are 
sure the School of Business wouldn't condone a forecast based on tliese statistics, gather- 
ed as they have been from wastebaskets and floor sweepings. But in case you are here in 
1970, we expect to have more than 2.000,000 cataloged volumes. The Central Library still 
will be located on the corner of Indiana and Kirkwood. The interior will surely have been 
repainted by then and there will be softer and kinder lights for your fading eyesight. 
Library closing hours will be 2 A.M. (Students with blue cards will attend classes from 8 
A.M. till 5 P.M. and use the library from 5 P.M. until 2 A.M. ; students with red cards will 
use the library from 8 A.M. to 5 P.M. and go to classes from 5 P.M. until 2 A.M. ). 

Tlie public card catalog will be bulkier and more frustrating to use. The Central 
Building will be entirely converted for graduate and faculty use. The undergraduates will 
be served in the Student Ekiilding next door. Neither of these buildings will have enough 
seats in 1970, not even with the two platoon system. Bat the students will have it easier 
wliat with closed circuit television providing both lectures and assigned readings. Tlie 
scholar will have his own battery of machines, viewing, copying, recording and translating. 
There will be no measureable percentage increase in the number of students and faculty wiio 
live with, love, cherish and devour the contents of the books in the library. We shall 
continue to be thankful for you even tliougli you are the minority, and will not moan that 
books have had their day. " 


"Locke is not alone among collectors as an inventor of his own system of 
marking and shelving books. Indeed, we all do something of the sort. But a 
claim could be made out for him as deliberate innovator, a founder of library 
science, as we inelegantly call it. He also devised an elaborate, and much 
imitated, system for keeping notes on reading, a self-indexing system. Tliis 
passion for method in work runs through all he did. He had the technical atti- 
tude, in his library and every\\here else. But he did read his books. Indeed, 
he registered his reading, sometimes, not often, by turning up pages or noting 
in the margin, but usually by writing out a list of page numbers inside the 
backcover. Even this has misled the fortunate owners or keepers of books from 
Locke's library, wiio have tried to see in these lists also some cabbalistic sign 
from this secretive, devious man." 

-- From "The Library of John Locke, " 
by J.R. Harrison and Peter Laslett, 
T/ie Times Literary Supplement , 
December 27, 1957. 


The Southern California Chapter of the Special Libraries Association will hold an 

open meeting at 1:30 P.M., Saturday, February 8, 1958, in the 2nd Floor Auditorium at the 

Los Angeles County Museum. Talks will be given by members of the Museum staff on their 

LKLA Librarian is issued every other Friday by the Librarian's Office. 
Editor: Everett Moore. Assistant Editor: James R. Cox. Contributors to this issue: 
Page Ackerman, Robert E. Arndal, Elizabeth S. Ekadstreet, Eve A. Dolbee, Helen M. Riley, 
Betty lV)senberg, Florence G. Williams, Gordon R. Williams. 


Volume 11, Number 10 February 14, 1958 


Illness made a non-reader of the Librarian last week when a severe case of iritis 
kept him home on enforced vacation from all paperwork. He is back this week on a part- 
time schedule, wearing a patch over the right eye, hopefully awaiting the return of normal 
vision, and boasting that he can w^iistle the six Brandenburg Concertos all the way through. 

On Monday evening, February 3, the Bounce & Coffin club honored Ward Ritchie for his 
twenty- five years of distinguished printing with a dinner at the Fox and Hounds. Nearly 
sixty people braved the rain to help celebrate the occasion and to hear Mr. Powell rattle 
the skeleton of Ward's wild youth in the sankys of South Pasadena. Gordon Williams, Everett 
Moore, and James Cox also attended from the Library. 

Oh Monday, February 3, Mr. Williams attended a luncheon given by Dean Jacoby for the 
officers of the Southern California Qiapter of the Machine Accountants Association. The 
Association presented to Dean Jacoby and the Library a check for $4,100 to estaiblish an 
endowment, the income from which is to be used to purchase books on machine accounting. 
The fund is named in honor of the late Bruno A. Qiiappinelli, a UCLA graduate and one of 
the earliest members of the association. 

Last Friday, the Program Committee of the Manuscript Society met in Mr. Powell's office 
to complete plans for the next annual meeting of the Manuscript Society, in Los Angeles, 
July 10, 11, 12, immediately predeeding the ALA Conference in San Francisco. Tlie Clark 
Library will be host to one of the discussion meetings, as will the Huntington Library. 

J.D. Pearson, Librarian of the Oriental Library at the University of London and an ex- 
pert in Islamic bibliography, wliose visit to the Library is reported below, found time not 
only to discuss matters of mutual interest witli the faculty and Miss Lichtheim of our 
staff, but also to appraise the Library's collections in his field. On Monday he and 
Gordon Williams were guests of Dean Dodd at luncheon. 



Last week's conference heard reports on the meetings of the Atierican Library Associa- 
tion and the Association of Research Libraries at Chicago, which are described in more 
detail elsewhere in this issue. 


Richard K. Brome has been appointed Librarian I in the Reference and Bibliography Sec- 
tion and the Government Publications I\3om of the Reference Department, replacing Mrs. 
Anastasia Snith. Mr. Brome received his M.S. last month from the University of Illinois 
Library School. He received his B. A. from VCLA, and worked for a time with the Las Angeles 
law firm of O'Melveny and Myers. 

76 UCLA Librarian 

Mrs. Frances M. Fox, newly appointed Secretary of tlie Biomedical Library, has attended 
Holmby and Sweetbriar Gal leges, and was employed for four years as Secretary for the Ansco 
Division of General Aniline". 

Mrs. Helen Rholl has transferred from the Law Library to the Interlibrary Loan Section 
of the Reference Department of the University Library, to fill tlie position of Principal 
Library Assistant vacated by Sabina Thome, who has resumed her studies and is working part- 
time in the Acquisitions Department. Mrs. Rholl received her B.A. from Augsburg College, 
in Minnesota, and has also studied at the University of Colorado, Santa Monica City College, 
and use. 

Irving Rosenfeld has been appointed Senior Library Assistant in the Department of Spe- 
cial Collections. He received his B.A. from UCLA in 1953 and his LL. B. in 1957 from West- 
minster College in Danver. He was formerly an assistant archivist with the Division of 
State Archives in Colorado. 

Mrs. Glenda Nelson, newly appointed Typist Qerk in the Engineering Librai~y, comes 
from ^fontesanto, Washington. 

Maria Hellborn of the Graduate Reading Room of the Reference Department, has been re- 
classified from Senior Library Assistant to Principal Library Assistant. 


J.D. Pearson, Librarian of the School of Oriental and African Studies of the Univer- 
sity of London, visited the University last week in the course of a four-month tour of the 
United States and Canada to visit libraries having collections of materials in these fields. 
He has been particularly interested in locating oriental manuscripts in this country. 

Bjorn Tell, Librarian of the Stockholm School of Economics, visited the Library on 
February 3, particularly to discuss exchanges of publications with Dorothy Harmon. 

Recent visitors to the Department of Special Collections include Thomas Thompson, of 
Santa Rosa, and Imogen Cunningham, San Francisco photographer. 


Tlie Annual Report of the Friends of the UCLA Library for 1957 has appeared in a broad- 
side designed and printed by Anderson, Ritchie and Simon. In it is announced the election 
of Justin G. Turner as president, succeeding Dwight L. Clarke, and the re-election of 
Harold Lamb as treasurer and Maj 1 Ewing as secretary. Mr. Turner, widely known as a book 
collector and past president of the Manuscript Society, has a notable collection of Lincoln 
books and manuscripts. 

The report describes the books purcliased for the Library by the Friends and gifts of 
individual members. Anong the notable purchases which may be seen in the Department of 
Special Collections are Carl I. V/lieat's Mapping the Transmississippi West, 15^0-1861 (Vol- 
ume One, The Spanish Entrada to the Louisiana Purchase, 15^0- 180i) (San Francisco, 1957); 
Valentina Wasson's Mushrooms, Russia and History (New York, 1957); and Travel in Aquatint 
and Lithography, 1770-1860, From the Library of J.R. Abbey (London, 1956-1957). 


J. FUchard Blanchard, Librarian of the University at Davis, and Harald Ostvold, Chief 
of the Science and Technology Division of the New York Public Library, are the compilers 
of an annotated, descriptive guide to the Literature of Agricultural Research, publislied 
this month by the University of Olifornia Press. It is designed to meet the information- 
locating problems posed by the proliferating of agricultural research in recent decades. 
Tliis the first of a series of volumes to be called the University of California Biblio- 
graphic Guides. 

February 14, 1958 ' 77 


'Mean What You Say," by Betty Rosenberg, appeared in Stechert-llafner Book News for 
January. ' Granted, of course," she writes, "that you know what you mean, it should be sim- 
ple to mean what you say. Like most platitudes, this one couldn't be more deceptively 
wrong..." The piece gives notice of the Library's forthcoming conference on the problem as 
applied to "Library Reporting," to be held on the Santa Barbara campus, July 21-23. 

Johanna Tallman is again offering a course through Lhiversity Extension on "Technical 
Literature and Library Research Methods" (X186AB), on Wednesday, 7-9 p.m., in the Engineer- 
ing Building. Tlie course will meet for fifteen weeks, and two units of credit are offered. 

Leo Linder' s daughter, Mrs. Eleanor Linder Wood, has been elected to membership in the 
Eta of California Chapter of Phi Beta Kappa. 9ie was a member of the winter class of '58, 
and has majored in Spanish. (See next page for PEK election of Library student assistants. ) 

Donald G. Wilson received his Master of Arts in History on January 30. 


On exhibit this month are some of the fruits of Mr. Powell's journey by Jaguar last 
fall through the market towns of England. The foyer exhibit case displays a sampler with 
the staff thought for the day (" . . .Point Me The Way To Anchor In The Narrow Path And Never 
From It Stray..."), two Australian prints from a large collection, double fore-edge paint- 
ings of California scenes, a small atlas, and the works of Paul de Kock in 73 miniature 
volumes. Tlie manuscript volumes are from the 93-volume collection of the journals and let- 
ters of John Waldie, 1792-1862, including a volume in fine copper-plate hand by his sister. 
Examples from the collection of 111 titles printed by Giambattista Bodoni are shown in the 
Reference Room case. 

The cases in the exhibit room contain samples of the 111 titles from the collection by 
and about Andrew Bell and Joseph Lancaster and others on English education, published from 
1797 to 1840 (further examples are on exhibit in the Graduate Reading Boom), some Gothic" 
novels and "penny bloods" from a collection of 266 volumes, a group of popular English 
novels of the 18th and early 19th century from a collection of 300 titles, modern detective 
novels for the new historical collection of this genre, and selected volumes from the first- 
edition collections for Edmund Blunden, Charles Morgan, and Wyndham Lewis. The Department 
of Special Collections is showing a few of the several hundred letters of English literary 
figures of the 19th century, many for authors in the Sadleir collection, some original il- 
lustrations for Lorna Do one , a manuscript commonplace book of the 18th century, and exam- 
ples of children' s literature. 


In the Geology Library the first of a series of exhibits to be held during the Spring 
semester on the history of geological investigation and its relation to the International 
Geophysical Year, "Tlie World's Greatest Research Project," is now on view. It shows in 
tliree parts the foundations of modem scientific research in the physical sciences: Founda- 
tions of Modern Science; Cosmogony, or Theories of the Origin of the Universe; and Theories 
of the Origin and Structure of the Earth. Included are books by Copernicus, Kepler, Galileo, 
Newton, Buffon, Laplace, Cuvier, Werner, Playfair, and Lyell. All exhibits are being pre- 
pared by Mrs. Mary K. Wilson. 

In the foyer of the Music Building the Music Library is showing a manuscript folio in 
vellum of the Office of the Hours of the Catholic Church Liturgy, dated 1503, lent to the 
Music Department by Mr. and Mrs. Nicholas Zarotovich of San Pedro. 

78 UCLA Librarian 


Members of the "Mercurians", library honor organization of Ehierson Junior High School, 
in Westwood, their teacher, and Mrs. Clinton Howard, visited the Qark Library on the morn- 
ing of January 21. A History of Printing Exliibit was arranged, featuring manuscripts, in- 
cunables and selections from the literature of the 16th through 18th centuries, and there 
was also a "Cowboys, Indians, and Western Melodrama" display from the Montana Collection. 

On the next day, 4th and 5th grade students from the nearby Leona School, accompanied 
by their teacher, toured the Library and enjoyed the exhibits which had been slightly re- 
vised and augmented for their classroom needs. 

The Qark Library staff reported they had as good a time entertaining these groups as 
the students themselves seemed to have. 


If you are planning a trip to some of the Southwest that is still uninvaded by creep- 
ing suburbs you might take a look at Mr. Powell's report, "Roundup of the Waters," in New 
Mexico Magazine for February, on a trip through tlie back roads of New Mexico, following the 
rivers and streams from the valleys to the mountains. 


A daughter, Laura, was born on January 26 to the Harrises- -Pat , of the Order Section 
of the Acquisitions Depairtment, and Tom, student assistant in the Circulation Department. 


Five Library student assistants have been elected to membership in the Eta of Califor- 
nia Oiapter of Phi Deta Kappa: Judith Eisenstein, formerly assistant to the Bibliographical 
Assistant to the Librarian; Thomas Kallay, of the Biomedical Library, and of the Government 
Publications Room; John Lotts, of the Bigineering and Physics Libraries; Barbara Myerhoff, 
of the Circulation Department; and Judith Sanoiv, of the Physics Library. 


Kurt L. Schwarz, of Westwood, dealer in rare books and fine prints, and secretary of 
the Southern California Qiapter of the Antiquarian Booksellers Association of Anerica, has 
written us about an activity of his that was initiated back in 1955 when Messrs. Powell 
and Williams "thought up and directed the itmiensely successful course on The Book Trade 
and the librarian,'" in which he participated. "The survey I gave then on the history of 
publishing and present-day trends outside the U.S.A.," he writes, "led me to think of the 
possibility of preaching the gospel of friendly and active cooperation between Librarian 
and Antiquarian Bookseller before a wider public. And since then I have spoken at perhaps 
two dpzen universities and colleges, always under the aegis of the local librarian, on such 
subjects as 'Tliirty Years an Antiquarian Bookseller on Three Continents', 'International and 
National Organizations of the Antiquarian Book Trade' , 'Pointers and Ques to service of the 
Antiquarian to Academic Librarian' , etc. etc. Enthusiastic audiences included library 
staffs, faculty members, collectors' groups, budding student amateurs etc. etc. 

"Anong the institutions visited were such temples of learning as the universities of 
Utali, Texas, Arizona, New Mexico, Brigham Young, Arizona State, etc. etc. And UCLA in gen- 
eral, and Larry and Gordon in particular were always mentioned, and I have yet to find a 
place where Dr. Powell's name did not cause an appreciative bobbing of heads in the audience. 
Tliese two should receive thanks for giving me the idea and thus effectively speading the 
message they have always not only emphasized in theory, but acted upon in practice: that 
Librarian and Antiquarian are brothers in flesh and spirit and the most effective allies in 
furthering the cause of education and enlightenment on our canpuses. " 

February 14, 1958 79 

OLD STACK: XXVI (Airl — Seismic j oi nts--"When? " ) 

It's hard to be articulate about the recent happenings because when the plywood wall 
came down the sight was so dazzling by day and cavemously dark by night that not even my 
twaddle (let alone normal jargon) has seemed adequate to what might possibly be meant. All 
those yellow, yellow shelves down below! All that soporific green in the rabbit warren of 
cubicles on Fivel The life-giving air that now circulates, witli the systolic and' diastolic 
machinery rumbling on my own One! The plenteous radiance of hundreds of fluorescent fix- 
tures! Over on this side of the Gap we feel just wordlessly dingy. 

The Gap is gradually being closed--in fact, it is closed on One, Two, Tliree and Four, 
but on Five it is wider and apparently takes more thought. Picking up the talk I had heard 
I was wisely telling the Books about the 'sizemic' joinings, only to be smartly corrected 
by a little segment of QE's. It seems that these plates are seismic joints, and they are 
only fasted to New Stack, being loose on my side so that when there is an earthqual^e we'll 
just sway gently to and fro and the plates will slide on me. 

The question on everyone's tongue is "When?" From all I can hear the answer depends 
on who's asked. Mr. QViinn mutters something about two weeks (that was two weeks ago), Mr. 
Snathers (the Chief Amesman) hopes he might be out by March 1, and Mr. DeCamp just goes 
around with pencil and paper in hand jotting down things yet to be done and venturing no 
opinions. Dave Everett, who is going to manage Operation Shift, is spending most of Ids 
days with a layout and slide rule and pins and scraps of call-numbered paper. Occasionally 
he goes out and gentles the Books, because they are getting a little restive and quarrel- 
some. Some of them have been heard to threaten to charge out and never return, but so far 
only a small percentage have managed anything so radical. The worst of the recalcitrants 
have contented themselves with crawling in back of others or leaping off to lie in the 
aisles. Crawling behind, I understand, is the preferred escape, since even though it means 
a coating of dust it also means peaceful oblivion. 

For myself, I am fearful of conveyor pneumonia. Now that I can see the south end of the 
conveyor again I realize that the aches I have been having there were caused not so much by 
a draft as a roof leak. That south sprocket wlieel is rusty, and some of the chain has spots, 
too. O.L.I, discovered the leak late Sunday afternoon, and called Anton the Roof Man, so 
that now the worst is over. He came right away and prowled around, and I think he applied 
some bandaids. At least, the water stopped pouring down; but I hope the conveyor hasn't 
got a bug. 


The Library was represented at this year's Midwinter Meeting of the American Library 
Association, at Chicago, by Gordon Williams and Everett Moore, and at the meetings of the 
Association of Research Libraries by Mr. Williams. Each attended a variety of board and 
committee meetings (the main concern of the winter meetings) to discuss activities in which 
they have special responsibilities, 

Mr. Williams, Chairman of the Research and Policy Ciimmittee of the Acquisitions Sec- 
tion of the Resources and Technical Services Division, attended several meetings of his 
committee, the meeting of the Executive Board of the Acquisitions Section, the meeting of 
the ACRL, the RTSD, and the letter's Copying Methods Section; and he attended the meeting of 
the ARL at the Newberry Library the day before the opening of the ALA Conference. 

lie reports that the highlights of the .AR. meeting included a detailed discussion of the 
report of the .Advisory Coimittee on the future activities of .ARL, Andrew Osborne's exciting 
account of the preliminary results of his work for the Library of Congress in developing a 
procedure for "cataloging at source" (whereby each newly published book would include a 
printed copy of its own catalog card), and Verner Qapp's description of the possible devel- 
opment of Electrofax methods for reproducing catalog cards from this copy. 

80 • i€LA Librarian 

In Donald Coney's bootlegged talk to the University Libraries Section of ACBL (pro- 
gram meetings are technically forbidden at Midwinter) he analysed the problems college and 
university libraries will face as enrollments increase rapidly in the next few years, and 
stated his belief that, among other effects, this increase will inevitably lead to more 
emphasis on individual study by students, and a consequent increase in library use beyond 
that demanded simply by a larger student body and faculty. 

Mr. Moore, Vice President and President -Elect of the Reference Services Division, one 
of the new divisions set up last year as a "type of activity" group under the j^A' s reoran- 
ization, met with the RSD executive board, under the Presidency of Mary N. Barton, Head of 
the Reference Department of the Enoch Pratt Free Library, Baltimore, and with several of 
the division's committees. Anong the latter are the Cotrmittee on New Reference Tools and 
a Committee on Local and Regional Chapters of the Division. One of the particularly im- 
portant committees is working on revision of the lists of periodicals covered by the Wilson 
indexes. Having recently completed its v/ork on the Industrial Arts Index, it is now delib- 
erating on the Art Index. Plans for next July's meeting of the Division next July in San 
Francisco include a principal address by Professor James D. Hart, of the Berkeley campus, 
compiler of the Oxford Companion to American Literature . 

The RSD will engage in some cooperative activities such as with the committee of the 
Resources and Technical Services Division to study the use of printed book catalogs. 

A public meeting of the RTSD' s Public Dacuments Committee, under the chairmanship of 
Benjamin E. Powell, Librarian of Duke University, was held to hear and discuss reports on 
the important federal depository library legislation now in preparation. Details of the 
bill introduced in the House of Representatives by Wayne L. Hays, of Qiio, as a revision 
of H.R. 9186, provisions of which are generally approved by librarians, were discussed by 
Carper W. Buckley, the Superintendent of Cbcuments, Julian H. McWhorter, Technical Adviser 
to the House Subcommittee to Study Federal Printing and Paper Work, Qiarles F. Gosnell, 
State Librarian of New York, and others. 


...The Anerican Library Association, austere body which sets standards for libraries, 
believes that a population of 100,000 souls is needed to support ein adequate library. San 
Marino has a population of 13,000. When it founded a municipal library it had a population 
of 3,197," the Friends of the San Marino FHiblic Library have recently pointed out. 

Now celebrating its twenty- fifth anniversary (circulation in 1956-57, 242,257; regis- 
tration, 8,455; books, 46,719), the San Marino Library can also show that this city of only 
13,000 supports a library which ranlcs 25th in expenditures among those cities in California 
which support municipal libraries. Last month its Friends held a reception, a tea, a pro- 
gram, and exhibits relating to the development of the San Marino area during the past quar- 
ter of a century, to which everyone in town" was invited. As a souvenir of the occasion, 
the January issue of the Friends' Footnotes^ was devoted to a brief, informal, but admir- 
ably detailed history of library service in San Marino, written by Carol Nunn, a member of 
the Board of the Friends. (June E. 13ayless, the Librarian, reveals that Mrs. Nunn is now 
a student in the School of Library Science at USC. ) 

San Marino is justly proud of its unique position in the library world, and of its 
Library's record for excellent service under Miss Bayless' s leadership. And it can also be 
proud of its graceful and functional building which "turns its back on the traffic of Hunt- 
ington Drive," but opens up engagingly on its garden side. 


London papers reported that Sir Edmund Hillary was greatly inconvenienced in his dash 
across /Vitarctica by a shortage of library books. (But he did find a few Penguins. ) 

February 14, 1958 81 


A campus library that is little known outside the University Hospital is the Patients' 
Library, organized and operated by the UQ.A Medical Faculty Wives. It attests to what can 
be done with very little beside hard work and strong convictions about the worth of books. 
The Library is sustained by a good part of the group's modest annual dues and by hundreds 
of hours of work donated by its members. Funds go almost entirely for the purchase of 
books, a minimum being deverted for supplies and equipment. 

Book cart service to wards is scheduled three times a week and includes the Student 
Health Service Ward, where business is always booming, and the children's section, for 
which a special collection is maintained. "Die tiny book-crammed combination reading room 
and workroom set aside for this library in the basement of the Hospital is open for brows- 
ing by ambulatory patients from 1 to 3 p.m. every weekday afternoon. 

The collection now numbers about 1500 hardbound books, supplemented by paperbacks 
and magazines. Books are divided into broad classifications--fiction, humor, biography, 
travel, etc. --and are cataloged under author and title. Tlie children's collection is 
marked with intriguing stickers-- such as a red skull for mysteries, silhouetted bucking 
bronco and rider for westerns, a puppy for dog stories. 

The Patients' Library opened on December 7, 1955, under the direction of the Faculty 
Wives' library committee, with Mrs. Augustus Ifese as its first chairman. The present com- 
mittee numbers about forty, with Mrs. Frank Tallman serving as chairman, Mrs. Raymond 
Libbey as assistant chairman, Mrs. Ftose in charge of magazines, Mrs. Nomie Shore, cluldren's 
work, Mrs. Wilfrid Dixon, cataloging, Mrs. Oiarles Markham, circulation, and Mrs. Joseph 
Kaufman, book buying. 

Readable books are in constant demand in this library, and gifts are particularly wel- 
come. Members of the University Library staff wishing to contribute magazines not more 
than three or four weeks old (except Time and Life, of which there is a plethora), and 
paperbacks or other recent books they have enjoyed but do not wish to keep may send them to 
Mrs. Frank Tallman, Patients' Library, UCLA Medical Center, or may leave them for her in 
the Office of Volunteers, Boom 17-264n, Medical Center; or they may leave them at the Bio- 
medical Library for delivery to the Patients' Library. 


Second-Hand Literature. As ours is increasingly a processing age in literature as in 
industry, the extractive arts are incidental to the real business of packaging and adver- 
tising. The result, writes Archibald MacLeish in "Reader to Readers: A Parenthesis," in 
Botteghe Oscure, Autumn 1957, is the prevalence of a kind of second-hand literature, writ- 
ten by critics for critics, in which the work of art, when it appears at all, is means, not 
end. What we have in most of the countries of the world today is not a republic of letters 
concerned with the universal values of art but a literary parochialism concerned with the 
local fashions. The universe of discourse of artists and writers which created the civili- 
zation of the West has become a Babel and the voices which speak now across the political 
frontiers are the discordant voices of the politicians, full of differences and fear. 

The Literature of Business. Arthur H. Cole, Librarian Eneritus of Harvard's Baiter 
Library, writing a "Conspectus for a History of Economics and Business Literature" in the 
Journal of Economic History for September 1957, calls for a wide-ranging departure from 
the narrowness of concept which has traditionally dominated histories of economic thought. 
The history of economic-business literature seems properly a segment oi cultural history-- 
pronerly indeed a companion to the history of art, architecture, and "polite" literature. 
It constitutes a connecting Unit between economic-business performance and the realm of 

82 UCLA Librarian 

Record Management Programs. Some words of common sense on the uses of microfilming in 
record retrieval and storage are presented by Jerry McDonald in "The Case /Ngainst Micro- 
filming, " in the American Archivist, October 1957. He offers a chilling raninder tliat mic- 
rofilming is not an easy or inexpensive record use or saving system and is efficient only 
for specific types of materials. What, he asks, is the solution for the company that was 
generating paper faster than it could be filmed ?" A case is made for regional record 
storage centers. 

Impressions of an Exchange Librarian. 9ieila Daniels, Cataloguer at the Edinburgh 
University Library and Fulbright Exchange- Cataloguer at the University Library at Gerlceley, 
1956-57, observes in The Library Association Record, January 1958, that by reason of its 
size, the Berkeley Library presents a fairly close parallel to a business enterprise. Slie 
was impressed and a little disturbed by the importance attached to getting a newcomer 

oriented," and admits to a tendency to get "disoriented" as a result of friendly inquiries 
about getting adjusted." But misgivings about Anerican " life-adjustment " theories and 
conceptions of administration (personnel administration in particular) give way to keen 
and appreciative description of the Library and the University. 


A full and beautifully illustrated bibliography of the 62 editions of Leonardo's 
Treatise on Painting, descriptions for which were made from the copies in the Elmer Celt 
Library of Vinciana in Los Angeles--the most complete collection of Trattato editions 
kno\vn--has been published as Volume 5 of the University of Copenhagen's Library Research 
Monographs. Kate T. Steinitz, Librarian of the Elmer Celt Library, has compiled the bib- 
liography under the title, Leonardo de Vinci's Trattato della Pittura. Treatise on 
Painting. A Bibliography of the Printed Editions, 1651-1956. . . (Copenhagen, Munksgaard, 
1958), and has written a study of its sources and illustrations. Dr. Elmer Belt has con- 
tributed a Preface. 

The bibliography itself provides a fascinating record of detective work in tracking 
and comparing editions not only of the printed editions but of the many manuscript copies. 
Although Leonardo died in 1519 and manuscript copies were much in demand, there was no 
printed edition of this work until more than 100 years later. Miss Steinitz suggests that 
the Inquisition-conditioned publishers may have been frightened by a passage from Vasari's 
first edition (omitted from the second) of the Life of Leonardo (1550) to the effect that 
Leonardo was of so heretical a cast of mind that he conformed with no religion v^iatever, 
accounting it, perchance, much better to be a philosopher than a Qiristian." 

Tlie copiers of the manuscript also had some trouble with Leonardo's left-handed mirror 
writing which is reproduced in one of the many illustrations. Tlie original is fragmentary 
and scattered. The manuscript, and the many copies, contain illustrative drawings both 
marginally and in the text, and comparison of their kind and quality in both manuscript 
copies and printed editions is in itself an interesting bibliographical excursion, Tlie 
illustrations provide a clue to the artist v^o did the copy and to the manuscripts that were 
used for the printed editions. Many manuscript copies were made after the first printed 
edition, and Miss Steinitz has a note on the 'egg test" which determines which came first. 
In one passage Leonardo substitutes a little diagram of an egg for the word; the first ed- 
ition substitutes the word uovo for the diagram, and all subsequent manuscript copies follow 
this practice, 

Anong those to wiiom Miss Steinitz expresses gratitude for assistance are Mr. Powell, 
Professor Karl M. Birkmeyer, of the Art Department, and Jalte Zeitlin, Los Angeles bookseller. 

VCLA Librarian is issued every otlier Friday by the Librariem's Office. 
Editor: Everett Moore. Assistant Editor: James R Cox. Contributors to this issue: 
Herbert K. Aim, Ffebert E. (Vrndal, Louise M. Darling, Edna C. Davis, Buth Doxsee, Rudolf K. 
Englebarts, Deborali King, Paul M. Miles, Betty Fbsenberg, llelene E. Scliimansky, Kurt L. 
Schwarz, Florence G. Williams, Gordon R. Williams. 




Volume 11, Number 11 February 28, 1958 


The doctors were giving encouraging reports on Mr. Powell's case of iritis, earlier in 
the week, and by now he is expected to be more in evidence than had been allowed for several 
weeks. The report in the last issue that he was back at the Library "on a part-time sched- 
ule" proved to be over-optimistic, for complete rest and a strict diet were prescribed for 
him, and he has therefore remained in seclusion for most of this time. He has had no 
trouble accepting a spare diet of food, but he declares that a non-book diet is definitely 
not for him, 


Samuel Margolis, Librarian II, who has joined the staff of the Acquisitions Department, 
replacing Mrs. Kathleen Bush, received his M.A. in Librarianship from Columbia University. 
His professional experience includes reference work at the College of the City of New York 
and ten years as a research librarian at Universal Pictures Studio. 

Mrs. Louise Ann Dixson has joined the staff of the Institute of Industrial Relations 
Library as a Senior Library Assistant, replacing Mrs. Alva Pittman, vho has resigned to malte 
lier home in Sacramento. Mrs. Dixson attended the University of Alabama and Los Angeles City 
College, and worked as a student assistant in their libraries; and she worked for several 
years with tlie Prudential Insurance Company, 

Mrs. Patricia Stevenson tlutaff, who is now employed as Typist Qerk in the Catalog 
Department, attended El Camino Junior College and San Jose State College, and has previously 
worked for Douglas Aircraft. 

Roberta Stern, formerly a student assistant, is now working as a full-time Typist 
Clerk in the Circulation Department. Sie received her B.A. from UCIA in June of last year. 

Lowell S. Weymouth, Library Photographic Service, has been reclassified from Riotog- 
rapher to Senior Photographer. 


Lorraine Mathies, of the Education library, has completed lier work for an M.A. in Edu- 
cation, l\aving presented a thesis on "A Study of Education Libraries in California Univer- 
sities." Her findings were the s\ibject of a recent review before Dean Howard E. Wilson, 
Professors U. Lamar Johnson and Clarence Fielstra, Mr. Powell, and Miss Coryell. 


Page Ackerman, William E. Conway, Anthony Greco, Jr., and Jeannette Hagan were dele- 
gates to the 28th General Council of the California State Dnployees /\ssociation last week- 
end, at Fresno. 

84 UCLA Librarian 


On February 13 discussion was held on the uses to which Fbom 90 (the former Group Study 
Room) may be put when it is again available, with final decision deferred. Consideration 
was given to the proposal to transfer the newspaper collection from the Department of 
Special Collections to the Circulation Department. General agreement was reached that Cir- 
culation will assume this responsibility, and that the Reference Department and others con- 
cerned will assist in working out arrangements for reorganization of services. 

The agenda on February 20 included discussion of the possibility of opening the ground 
floor of the Library earlier in the morning for student study purposes as soon as the new 
doors there are completed, the problem of reported noise in student study areas, and the 
proposal to transfer geological and geograpliical maps from the Department of Special Collec- 
tions to the Departments of Geology and Geography and to provide other disposition for the 
atlases now kept in Special Collections. 


A recent visitor to campus libraries was Mrs. Hildegard Zech, of V/urzberg, a guest of 
Walther Liebenow of the IIR Library. Mrs. Zech, wiio is preparing a master's thesis in Li- 
brarianship at the Immaculate Heart College, toured European libraries last summer with her 
husband to collect pictures on modern library architecture. 

Mrs. Victoria Wolf, of Los Angeles, visited the Department of Special Collections to 
present the corrected typescript of her novel about Los Angeles, Fabulous City (London, 

Thomas Thompson, President of the Western Writers of America, recently visited the 
Department of Special Collections with Mrs. Thompson. 

Walter Millis, former editorial and staff writer of the New York Herald Tribune, called 
at the Library on February 17 with Paul Jacobs, staff writer of The Reporter, 

Robert B. Griffin, of the United States Information Agency, visited tlie Library on 
February 14 to photograph early Turkish and Arabic books for a report on the Near Eastern 
program at UCLA. 

Taikichi Ito, Professor of Industrial Economics at Keio University, Tokyo, visited the 
Institute of Industrial Relations Library with Edwin Kaye, on February 10. 

Ralph D. Thomson, Associate Librarian of the University of Utah, visited with Mr. 
Williams and members of the Acquisitions Department on February 21 to study the organization 
of that department. 


Tlie Qiairman of this year's Robert B. Campbell Student Book Collection Contest is 
Robert E. Fessenden, who has talcen over from Arnulfo D. Trejo, now on leave of absence. 
The leaflet announcing the contest has been printed by Grant Dahlstrom, of the Castle Press 
in Pasadena, and a display poster for the University bulletin boards was printed in Berkeley 
by the Lhiversity Press. Members of Mr. Fessenden' s Contest Committee are Robert Amdal, 
Anthony Greco, Jr., and Lillian Mancini. Professor Ralph Cohen, of the English Ltepartment, 
is the faculty advisor. 

T\\e judges for tlie 1958 contest, the tenth in this annual series, are Paul Jordan-Snith, 
autlior and critic and recently retired Literary Editor of the Los Angeles Times, Abbott 
Kaplan, Associate Director of Lhiversity Extension, and August Fruge, Manager of tlie Pub- 
lishing Department of tlie IViiversity Press. As in previous years, the prizes to be awarded 
by Ibbert B. Qimpbell, of Campbell's Book Store, are SlOO, S50, and S25, all in the form of 
books to be selected by the winners from his Book Store in Westwood. 

February 28, 1958 85 


"Leonardo da Vinci, 1452-1519," the Biomedical Library exhibit through March 31, pre- 
sents a selection of material from the Elmer Belt Library of Vinciana. It features a com- 
plete set of the reproductions of drawings by Leonardo assembled by UNESQ3, a set of the 
CoUezione Silvana colored reproductions of Leonardo's work, the Treatise on Painting, in 
several notable editions. Ids studies on flight, and his anatomical studies. Tliere are 
copies of books which Leonardo is known to have used, in editions published during his life- 
time; and there are modern works on Leonardo, including publications of tlie Elmer Belt 

The exliibit is helping to announce the Robert B. Campbell Student Book Collection 
Contest for 1958 by showing an example par excellence of a unique and internationally impor- 
tant collection begun by a student. Wliile he was attending Los Angeles Higli School Elmer 
[felt became interested in building a library of classics in medicine, as is evidenced by 
two items in the exliibit, a Hippocrates and a Celsus from the 17th century Elsevir Press. 
His Vinciana collection was begun forty years ago, when, as a freshman medical student on 
the Berkeley campus, he acquired Dell Matomia, Fogli B. He has described the creative 
process of building such a collection in the pamphlet recently noted here. The Elmer Belt 
Library of Vinciana, 1917-1957; 

If there is a Fogli B, there must be an A. Soon the search included the 
Quaderni D'Anatomia, then Richter and witli Richter a sudden expanding desire 
wAiich spread in all directions at once: What made this man so great an ob- 
server, so appealing a draftsman, so clear a tliinker? \Vliat did he actually 
write; wiiich writings were original? VVliere could tliese writings be found? 
What was his influence upon the men of his time, and upon us? Wiat were his 
sources of inspiration? Wliat values does modern science place upon him? 

Tlie slow accretion of books expressing these ideas began and has never 
ended. It has no end. " 

Mrs. Kate T. Steinitz, librarian of the Elmer Belt Library, served as consultant for 
the exhibit, and assisted Louise Darling in planning and assembling the display. 


A special exliibit on "Tlie Negro in History" is on view on the Reference Room bulletin 
board, in which is featured Professor Bneritus Frank J. Klingberg's article on the subject 
in the February issue of The Negro History Bulletin. He writes that any liistory which fails 
to give credit to the Negroes for their "titanic role" in the building of the American con- 
tinents is slieer distortion. " 

"It is impossible," he writes, "to exaggerate the great role of the Negroes in the 
mastery of the Anerican Continents. 'Hiey built tropical America. Without them it could not 
have been made a productive unit. Tliey worked and produced the tobacco, the sugar, the 
coffee, the rice, and the indigo." 

Tlie exliibit was prepared by Robert Fessenden and Anthony Greco. 


A Sympsium on Documentation, Or A Study of Information Retrieval Systems will be 
offered by the School of Library Science of the University of Southern California, April 
9-11. James W. Perry, of the Center for Documentation and Gommimication Research at the 
School of library Science at Western Reserve Lhiversity, will be the Program Coordinator. 
Itegistration fee for the conference is S30. Incjuiries should be sent to Ltean Martha Boaz, 
of the Library School at USC. 

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The welcome given to Mr. Powell's bibliography, Heart of the Southwest (Los Angeles, 
1955) has led to his compiling of a companion list of non- fiction about the region, under 
the title A Southwestern Century," which has been published in handsome form in tlie March 
issue of Arizona Highways. To any implication that fact is better than fiction, hence the 
need for such a new list, he answers in his introductory remarks that "Wliat is best is 
truthfulness to life, and sometimes an inspired novelist comes closer to it than so-called 
factual writers. To achieve lasting literature, fictional or factual, a writer needs 
perceptive vision, absorptive capacity, and creative strength. " /\nd in answer to the in- 
evitable question as to «liy he included this and omitted that, Mr. Powell replies that 

this is my choice, conditioned by my own inescapable biases of taste and judgment, and 
that there is nothing on earth to prevent you from making your choice-- and taking the crit- 
ical consequences, as I am prepared to do. " 

Ross Santee, who is himself represented in the bibliography by his book Apache Land 
(New York, 1947) ("The best of all modern writers about Southern Arizona..."), has illus- 
trated the article with black and white drawings. 


The Rub-Off, house organ of the Art (iiild Bindery, Inc., Cincinnati ("Where binding is 
an art") publishes in each bi-monthly issue an article by a librarian on any topic near to 
his heart. Lawrence S. Thompson, Director of Libraries of the University of Kentucky, 
writes in the November-December 1957 issue on "Tlie Art of Librarianship, " making a plea for 
the elevation of librarianship to a "profession" and warning against lowering it to a tech- 
nique. He goes back to third century B.C. Alexandria for professional prototypes in Calli- 
machus, Zenodotus, and Eratosthenes. L.C.P. has a variation of the same theme in "A Little 
Sermon on Binding" in the January- February issue, in which he urges that "the history of 
the book's format, internal and external, should be central in every librarian's educa- 
tion... so that students acquire a feel for books--and 1 don't mean feeling." Rather than 
teaching only on the side about the physical side of books ("because the core curriculum is 
devoted to more important things") he would have librarians again become the most knowledge- 
able of all people about books as books. 


An account of the two years' work of the Organizing Committee for a Staff Organizations 
Round Table in the California Library Association, which was completed successfully through 
approval by the CLA of its new bylaws last October, is published in the January issue of 
ALA soft's Bulletin. Tlie Q^ SOPiF is the first such organization to be established in the 
United States through a state or regional association. The article was written by James R. 
Cox, editor of the Bulletin, past President of the Staff Association, and chairman of the 
CLA SORT organizing Committee. 


Amulfo D. Trejo writes from Mexico City that he and Mrs. Trejo and daughter Rachel 
have found a nice apartment and that he is ready to settle down to serious work. Their 
trip by automobile was a trying one because young Rachel developed an illness on the day 
they left Tucson which she could not shake until they reached their destination. They 
obtained medical care at several points along the way, and got her safely there with only 
a few days' delay. 3ie is now in fine health, Mr. Trejo say. Their address: 

Calle La Morena 323- IB 
Colonia del Valle 
Me'xico 12, D. F. 

February 28, 1958 87 


"Communications Between Management and the Library" will be discussed by Mrs. Coris 
Banks and Robert Lewis at a meeting of the Southern California Chapter of the Special Li- 
braries Association next Hiursday, March 6, at 7:30 p.m., at the Stuart Company, 3360 East 
Foothill Boulevard, in Pasadena. A tour of the company's building will follow the program. 


The main trouble with 'San Francisco Scene' is that everyone concerned seems to be 
shouting at the top of his voice. If San Francisco is such a pleasant and easy place to 
live in as Rexroth says ('I for one can say flatly that if I couldn't live here I would 
leave the United States for someplace like Aix en Provence--so fast!'), why are all these 
fellows so exacerbated? For a really nasty, nerve-raw, jangling piece of writing, one that 
leaves a thoroughly nasty taste behind it, just look at Michael Bumaker's story, 'Tlie 
Desert' --a piece of blood- thinking' in which the blood has been allowed to go musty before 
using. Allen Ginsberg's poem, 'llowl,' is almost as unpleasant. It is a sustained yell of 
hatred and anger (did someone say we had Angry people over here? Tliey ouglit to have a 
Ginsberg or tv/o on their hands) ..." 

The above is not by a left-of-Sunset Boulevard Angry Man but by John Wain, writing in 
the Sunday Times of London in a piece on Little Magazines entitled Revolting Attitudes." 
Tlie Little Mags are 'almost by definition," he writes, the organs of revolt; thr mouth- 
pieces of those among us wlio can't, or won't, fit themselves into existing categories ..." 
Surveying the accumulated heap of these magazines" he declares that We have to begin some- 
where, so let us start as far away as possible, in Pacific-washed San Francisco, where an 
energetic and vociferous group of writers, in prose and verse, has already earned itself 
the title of the 'James Dean school of Anerican letters' ..." 

Me. Wain's reference is to the second issue of the Evergreen Review, which is devoted, 
under the title "San Francisco Scene," to the work of these writers-- "to a showcase of the 
group--extracts, photographs, the treatment ..." He concludes that the whole thing, wiiich 
also contains "some poems that do seem to me like poems (e.g., those by Josephine Miles), 
and a harmless and rather maundering article by Henry Miller about what a paradise he has 
found at Big Sur ... is well wortli looking at as a document." 


Too true to be good was the discovery by a professor of political science the other 
day in the Reference Room that in the latest edition of the Encyclopedia Americana, after 
one follows this advice: 

one finds the following additional advice: 


A book 7/32" square has gone on permanent display in the Rare Book Division of the 
Library of Congress. It is a copy of the Lord's Prayer, in English, printed by the press 
of N.V. I^ttergietery, Tetterode, in /Vnsterdam, and bound in \Wich. Tlie book has a title 
page, with one other printed page containing the complete Lord's Prayer: 380 letters, in- 
cluding all punctuation marks and spacing. The letters are 0. 14 millimeters high. Tlie 
binding is black morocco, a gold cross is tooled on the front cover, and the edges of the 
bool'.'s eleven thin leaves are gilded. 

88 UCLA Librarian 


Commenting on the Bid of an Era," in the year 1957, an era that no man of intelli- 
gence can mourn," the Director of the Folger Library in Washington, D.C. (Louis B. Wright) 
writes in his occasional newsletter, Report from the Folger Library, for January 25, that 
in this year, "a year inauspicious for things of the mind, 520 scholars from thirty- three 
states and eleven foreign countries quietly pursued the ends of learning among its rare 
books and manuscripts... Thirty-two of these scholars were Fellows of the Folger Library, 
a goodly company from the ends of the earth, all gathered here to study some phase of social 
or intellectual history." Observing further that never before has the need been greater 
for the encouragement of scholars in history and literature, he remarks that this was the 
year in which we reached the ultimate in vulgarity when our engineers lavished their best 
efforts on the backsides of motor cars and the high priests of Madison Avenue drenched the 
airways with smooth and honeyed banalities. 

But 1957 was merely the crowning year of a long period during which we had heaped 
ridicule on learning, " Mr. Wright says. "Americans have been trained to regard the higli- 
brow' as an undesirable citizen unfit for the society of good fellows. We have caricatured 
the professor either as a comic character in cap and gown, ineffectual and impotent, or as a 
sinister villain, bent upon burning the Capitol and overturning the Republic. We have paid 
teachers less than day laborers and harassed them with regulations that would disgrace a 
police state. We invented the term egghead' as a term of contempt for any intellectual 
whose conversation exceeded the scope of the sports page and the adventures of Little Abner, 
while at the same time we adopted the bonehead as our beau ideal. In the decade ending in 
1957 we struggled and achieved a cultural vacuity that would have won the acclaim of Jim 
Fisk and his fellow Titans of the Gilded Age. We have appeared to enjoy being a nation of 
Tony Lumpkins. And now we feel injured because nations who have taken our money will not 
also embrace our 'culture' . We have not proved ourselves very briglit, and we shall have a 
hard struggle to survive. There is some doubt whether we deserve survival. If we do, every 
cultural institution--libraries like the Folger, universities, colleges, schools, museums-- 
will have to labor unceasingly to produce an adequate supply of intellectual leaders." 


If half of the stories about book collectors hiding book purchases from their wives 
are true, consider the new field for tales about catalogue collectors. Picture the poor 
man whose wife begrudges him a Tamerlane trying to sneal< an 1893 Sears Roebuck into the 
house--let alone trying to explain w^at happened to the other half of his week's salary. 
Imagine the surprise of a poor wife who has been spring housecleaning all day, finding a 
package in the mail containing a small lot of the same dusty, useless things, with an in- 
voice enclosed for $62.50. Suppose YOU want to order the tall folio Richardson, color 
plate glass lamp catalogue- -where shall I ship it? Wliat code shall I use in the invoice? 
Where can you hide the huge folio Reed and Barton Silver catalogue for 1876--or does your 
wife understand?" 

--From catalogue of Americana, 

Lawrence B. Romaine, Middleboro, Mass. 


A boy, Joseph Louis, Jr., was bom to Mrs. Kay Harrant, on Tuesday. 

((1.1 Librarian is issued every other Friday by the Librarian's Office. 
Editor: Everett Moore. Assistant Editor: James R, Cox. Contributors to this issue: 
Page Ackerman, Robert E. Arndal, Gladys A. Coryell, Louise M. Darling, Edwin 11. Kaye, Betty 
l»senberg, Wilbur J. Snith, Florence G. Williams. 




Volume 11, Number 12 March 14, 1958 


"A Powell without eyes is no Powell at all, " wrote one of the many friends to whom I 
am grateful for good wishes during the illness from which I am still recuperating. Cyclo- 
pean" was the adjective used more exactly by another, for I have been blinking along on one 
good eye, this week a few blinks better than last, but it does go blinking slow! 

My reading has been necessarily restricted, and I can report only a single book con- 
sumed in the past month: the monumental edition of Yeats' s letters, edited by Allen Wade, 
whose 938 pages I have savored on ration, talking consolation from tlie fact that the Irish 
writer was a lifelong sufferer from poor eyesight. 

I met my class in "Libraries and Learning" at tlie opening session a month ago, and then 
Mr. Williams kindly met it several times, speaking (as I could never do) on the origin and 
development of printing, as a practicing printer. I have been able latterly to teach the 
class, fourteen in number, twice a week in my office, going also to the doctor those days, 
and reviewing matters of urgency with members of the staff. 

About the only other engagement I was allowed to keep was with Sylvia Wright, en route 
back to New York from [lonolulu. It was she who edited her father's novel Islandia for 
posthumous publication in 1942, and she brought the news that Rinehart will reprint the book 
this fall. 

Together with Miss King, Miss lijdge, and Miss Ackerman, I greeted Louise Stubblefield 
on a brief stop at the library between train and ship. Before reporting for duty on July 1, 
Miss Stubblefield is taking a freighter cruise to the Antipodes. I forgot to ask what books 
are in her baggage. 

Now I am awaiting unpacking of the C. K. Ogden Ijbrary, which has been arriving serially 
in 403 350-pound cases via Royal Mail freighters from Port of London. Miss Rosenberg will 
be in charge of Operation Ogden, and when the approximately 60,000 volumes are temporarily 
arranged on one level of the new stack, the labrary Council will convene its spring meeting, 
chief item on the agenda being the division of the books among the eiglit equally diffident 

L. C. P. 


George McQitchen McBride, Professor Elneritus of Geography, is honored in the display 
in the Foyer of the library in recognition of his being awarded the David Livingstone Medal 
by the Council of the American Geographical Society for achievements in Geography in the 
Southern Hem^isphere. His book, Chile, Land and Society, and his efforts over a period of 
seven years on the Ecuador-Peru boundary settlement, are cited as bases for the award. 

90 UCIA Librarian 


New Staclv, whose growtli and development have been lovingly described in these pages by 
Old Stack, in 26 (XXVI) messages since October 1956, is about to become ours. Ihe date for 
official acceptance from tlie contractor has been set for next Friday, Marcli 21. Ch the 
following Tuesday, open house will be held for all ccmers. Until we build a New Library 
this will be tlie last cliance to see such a beautiful expanse of clean, empty shelves, 
because wlien the word "Go! " is spoken, the Books will mal^e a land rush and will fill up all 
but about six inches on each shelf, with here and there an empty shelf on the bottom. 

'Die whooshing sound you may hear at that time will be Old Stack letting out his breatli, 
which he has been holding since well before the first bit of surgery was performed back in 
1956 for removal of those "bothersome obstructions." 


Ernest Callenbach, of tlie University of California Press, visited the Department of 
Special Collections on February 21, to consult tlie film collection. Gweneth Knowles 
Williams, of the University of Pretoria, South Africa, visited the Department February 25. 
Other visitors were H. Bacon Collamore, of Hartford, Connecticut, Qiairman of the Board of 
Pittsburgh Steel, book collector and member of the Grolier Club, accompanied by Professors 
W'ayland D. Hand and Terence II. Wilbur of tlie Department of Germanic Languages; and Jonreed 
Lauritzen, autlior, wlio visited the l^partment on February 27 to consult material on the 
Colorado lUver. 

Christopher Exner, Alpine geologist with the Geologische Bundesanstalt of Austria and 
Professor of Geology at the University of Vienna, visited the Geology Library on February 
25. Other visitors were Francis J. Pettijohn, Professor of Geology at the Johns Hopkins 
University, on March 6, and Professor William D. Viornbury, of the Department of Geology at 
Indiana Ikiversity, who is engaged in research at Pomona College. 


Beliind the Scenes with l5ooks for Qiildren" is the subject of Frances Clarice Sayers' s 
lecture on March 25, at 8 p.m., in I'Ali 147, the second in tlie Spring Series of Faculty 


Tlie resources of the Department of Geology and Geology Library are being demonstrated 
this week in a joint Department-Library exliibit at the annual meeting of the American 
Association of Petroleum Geologists, at the Biltmore Hotel. Featured in the exhibit are 
examples of undergraduate field reports, masters' theses, doctoral dissertations, and 
faculty publications illustrating the contributions of the Department. Photographs of the 
building and the library are shown, with material on the history of the library, its pres- 
ent resources, and its service to the oil industry. Hie exliibit was prepared by Professor 
Edward L. Winterer and Geology librarian James Cox. 


"Plants in Kveryday life" is the theme of the Educational Fjdiibit at the California 
International Flower and Garden Sliow to be held at Hollywood Park, Marcli 15 through 23. 
lliis year's colorful display has been designed and executed by Professor Archine Fetty's 
class in " Interior Design Analysis--'lheory and Practice". For the Agriculture library's 
section of the exiiibit, Ibra Gerard Has selected books with illustrations of some of the 
2000 species of Ficus, a genus which includes the fig tree, the banyan, and ornamental 
rubber plants. Iteferences in the books will be illustrated by fine specimens of rare and 
little known types of Ficus plants to be sliown by Professor Vernon Stoutemyer. Other sec- 
tions of the exliibit will feature native plants from the Santa Barbara Botanic Garden, 
tropical plants from UCLA, examples of grasses from UCLA' § turf culture program, and a lath 
house to be raffled by the California Horticultural Society. Advance sale tickets for the 
Flower Sliow are available from i\'liss Gerard or Mr. Stoutemyer at SI. 15. 

March 14, 1958 



"Modem Book Collecting for the Impecunious Amateur" is the title of a well-known 
book by Herbert Faulkner West, and is also the title and theme of the Exhibit Room display 
from March 17 to 31. The exhibit, which presents a book collecting theme in recognition of 
National Library Week, shows some books on book collecting, representative collections of 
hard-cover and paperbound works, booksellers' catalogues, photographs of local antiquarian 
bookshops, and a winning collection from last year's Robert B. Campbell Student t3ook Col- 
lection Contest. It is designed to call attention to this contest for UCL\ undergraduates 
and to suggest the pleasures and rewards of assembling personal libraries on subjects of 
leisure-time interest, or collections necessary to professional study and research. The 
possibility of acquiring books reasonably, even cheaply, through second-hand specialists, 
and the importance of building one's own collection of basic works fundamental to a career 
in an academic field are points brought out by the personal collections on display, as well 
as by the printed catalogue of Thomas Jefferson's fine personal library and contemporary 
copies of works important in his development as a political thinker. 


March 16 - 22 

^Wake up and read I ' 


"If I were a book and had the choice of only one resting place," writes Marchette 
Oiute, "I would choose the New York Public Library. For nothing would come between me and 
the reader, and the whole resources of a huge, friendly and magnificent institution are 
bent to a single purpose: that we should find one another." Miss Chute's testimony, pub- 
lished in Holiday for March, under the title, "America's Finest Library," is one of the 
most eloquent of the many tributes to libraries that are appearing this month in national 
magazines in recognition of National Libreiry Week, March 16-22. 

"There are other great libraries in the world, she writes, buildings as magnificently 
designed and stocked with as huge a collection of books. [3ut no\*here can be found such 
splendor for the scholar combined with such willingness to serve anyone who climbs the 
broad stone steps and enters in through the bronze doors..." 

"This combination of easy affability and scholarly splendor puts the New York Public 
Library in a class by itself. It is a mirror, in a sense, of New York, wliich is one of the 

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largest and niost brilliant of cities but also one of the most unregimented, and there is 
an unbuttoned quality about the city that is reflected in its library. Qi warm days the 
young men litter the Library steps, their faces to the sun; at Christmastime the famous 
lions that flank the entrance submit their dignity to large and rakish wreaths; and there 
is no request so innocent or so foolish that the Library fails to give it careful atten- 
tion. . . 


Sir 9iane Leslie, author, critic and lecturer, will speak on "Winston Qiurchill in 
the Family: Memories of a First Cousin" in R^E 147 at 4:00 p.m. next Vfednesday, under 
the auspices of the Committee on Public Lectures and the University Library. Sir Shane 
is the author of many volumes of biography, including The Skull of Swift, Cardinal Manning, 
Mrs. Fitzherbert, and Studies in Sublime Failure, and his autobiography, The Film of Memory. 
Among his novels are The Oppidan, a story of Eton life, and The Cantab, which was with- 
drawn from circulation because of protest from Cambridge University, where Sir 3iane was a 
student of King's College. He is a working journalist, having been editor of the Qiblin 
Review and a reviewer on the London Daily Telegraph and Sunday Times. In the latter role 
he writes that "He still believes it necessary to read through a book before writing its 
review." He has a lively interest in ghosts and has written A Ghost in the Isle of Wight 
and Shane Leslie's Qiost Book. He lives in Ireland, wears the Irish saffron kilt, and 
studies Old Irish in his leisure. 

Staff members are invited to attend if they can be spared from their duties. 

Aidrew Horn, Librarian of Occidental College, has proposed preparation of a union list 
of microtext editions in libraries of Southern California. Representatives of nineteen 
libraries in the region, including Gordon Williams from this Library, met last Wednesday at 
the Los Angeles Public Library to study the proposal, which is expected to serve at least 
four purposes: 

1. "Promote interlibrary cooperation and strengthen the total research assets of the 

2. "Guide the individual libraries in their microtext acquisitions policies, perhaps 
avoid some needless duplication, and possibly point up some lacunae in our total 

3. "Serve as a reference tool through which we may refer scholars to nearby resources, 
or arrange interlibrary loans of microtexts. 

4. "Bring smaller libraries into a better working relationship with the large research 
libraries, by liberal lending to one another (thereby reducing referrals to the 
large research libraries) and when possible to the large research libraries. " 


News notes from research libraries have recently revealed: (1) that the Library staff 
at Stanford has held a referendum on whether to cut their "donuts" in half. 21 were for, 
25 against. (What was to have become of the hole?); (2) that at the Library of Congress, 
the \\l\\ Oiess Team, "flailing out intrepidly against opposition so formidable as to malce 
strong men quail, suffered its first defeat on February 14 at the mercilous hands of the 
Washington Qiess Divan;" and (3) that keepers of the Bull's Head fookshop at the University 
of North Carolina were so impressed by Stringfellow Barr' s Purely Academic that they listed 
it as the non- fiction best seller of the week. 


Mugli David Palmer was born on Monday, March 10, to Mrs. Helen Palmer. 

March 14, 1958 9o 


Vihere are the country'' s most beautiful murals? In the William Andrews Qark Memorial 
Library, writes Henry Hope Ffeed, Jr., in the March issue of Harper's, in a brief report to 
Mr. Harper, in the letter's "After Hours" column, concerning two of the lesser-sung archi- 
tectural glories of the Far West. Mr. Harper introduces Mr. Beed as one who talces the 
position that classical architecture is the only kind worth a damn, " and hopes "that readers 
who reject his views will at least enjoy his enthusiasm." 

Mr. Reed begins his wide-eyed report by describing "the country's most magnificent 
building," the City Hall of San Francisco, whose architects, JoJm [3al<ewell, Jr. and Arthur 
Brovji, Jr. , also designed the city halls of Berkeley and Pasadena. (Mr. Brown was the 
architect also for the University Library Annex and other buildings on the Berkeley 
campus.) Not even the National Capitol, nor the capitols of Missouri, West Virginia, or 
Minnesota, has "the unity, the just quantity of ornament, the play of space, the total 
overwhelming effect" of the San Francisco building, he asserts. 

The one art the San Francisco Civic Center is weak in, he thinks, is mural painting; 
but "the city fathers need not go far to find good examples, for the best ones in the 
country are in Los Angeles. Going to Southern California is not easy for a San Francis- 
can, I know, but he will have one consolation- -no one in Los Angeles seems to know about 
the murals. " 

Mr. Reed's great discovery is revealed in the "pleasant building of brick with Spanish 
[?] Baroque trim, designed by Robert Farquhar in 1926, " to be found not far from the comer 
of Western Avenue and West Adams Boulevard. Painting welcomes us at the threshold, " he 
writes. "Above a marble-lined hall gods and goddesses disport in cloud- filled heavens over 
open Baroque arches. Beneath them are seated giants, lolling against cornucopias, guarding 
niches containing symbols of the arts and sciences. 

"The medium is oil on canvas, so smooth that it might be fresco, and the ceiling is 
coved. Here is false perspective, skillfully constructed architecture, graceful figures 
resting on clouds, the human form painted as few can do it today..." 

The great canvases in the drawing room of the Library, depicting scenes from Dryden's 

All for Love, are also described admiringly by Mr. Reed, as are the symbolic figures in 

smaller panels. "All are painted in bright Venetian colors with the same force that dis- 
tinguished the work in the hall." 

"For over-all power" the Clark Library murals win, he says over those of the New York 
Public Library by Edward Laning, the work of Brumidi in the National Capitol, John LaFarge' s 
'Ascension' in New York's Church of the Ascension, Puvis de Chavannes' murals in the Boston 
Public Library." 

Oh, yes. "The artist? Allyn Cox of New York, who completed the grisaille frieze in 
the rotunda of the National Capitol several years ago. And how can California claim him? 
By the fact that his work is there, commissioned by a Califomian who was a generous, intel- 
ligent, and demanding client--and a good client has as much to do with great art as the 
artist. " 

Referring to the fact that this coming summer will be marked by "an important event in 
Cali fornia--the great Hearst Castle at San Simeon will be thrown open to the public as a 
museum, " Mr, Pteed suggests that "vistors, in search of splendor, could do worse than seek 
out the Qark Library murals in Los Angeles eind the San Francisco Civic Center as well." 

(A footnote to this tale of discovery is supplied by Mr. Powell. A few years ago while 
lunching at the Century Club in New York with Frederick B. Adams, Jr., Librarian of the 
Pierpont Morgan Library, he was discussing the work of Allyn Cox in Los Angeles and New Y'ork 
and elsewhere, whereupon Mr. Adams remarked that there >yas Mr. Cox at a nearby table, and 
wouldn't Mr. Powell like to meet him? Tlie result of this meeting and subsequent conversation 
was that Mr. Cox presented to the Clark Library his water color sketches and pencil drawings 
for his murals at the Library. ) 

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Four Library staff members, Page Ackemian, William Conway, Anthony Greco, and Jeanette 
llagan, were counted among the twenty-eight delegates of Qiapter 44 (UCL'\) at the 28th 
General Council of the California State Bnployees' Association, at Fresno, February 21-23. 
More than 200 resolutions previously submitted by CS^/\ members, chapters, and committees, 
v/ere screened in committee and presented to the 650 delegates. Our representatives report 
that the sessions were packed tiglit with regular business and reports, and included addres- 
ses by Governor Goodwin J. Knight and State Senator Richard llicliards; and that tlie huge 
delegation invoked all the elements of deiix>cracy, debating, re-affirming, and sometimes, 
revising CSEA policy. 

Pepresentatives from the several University campuses met both formally and informally 
to exchange views and information about the many resolutions that were of interest directly 
or indirectly to University employees. T7ie State Employee and local puJjlications will re- 
port the results of the Council's action. 

At the University dinner, liosted by the San Francisco, Davis, and Santa Barbara campus 
chapters, the Berkeley delegation sported golden bears pinned to coat lapels. At least one 
of tliese fuzzy creatures was captured by a member of the UQj\ Library contingent, and by 
tlie time it was seen locally was sticking out a red tongue. 


Speal<ing of Pichard D. Altick' s The English Common Reader, a Social History of the 
Mass Reading Public, 1800-1900 (University of Qiicago Press, 1957), Willis H. Kerr, 
Librarian Emeritus of Qaremont College, says, "1 believe the man has read and digested 
everything in the 18th and 19th centuries. Tlie book is packed witli facts in startling 
comliination. " To illustrate, he quotes this paragraph: 

"Tlius the growth of Wesleyanism was a noteworthy milestone in the spread 
of reading among the masses. Die new sect preached the spiritual necessity of 
reading; it circulated books and leaflets in great quantities; and it fostered 
a style of writing that was especially fitted for the novice reader. lilt the 
example of the book-reading Methodists was not followed by their unconverted 
neighbors. Actually, the association of serious reading with what the non- 
Methodist world took to be sheer fanaticism may well have slowed the general 
spread of interest in books. There has always been a popular belief that more 
than casual attention to books is either a symptom or cause of madness, and the 
fact that Wesley's followers were addicted to the printed page did nothing to 
allay the suspicion." 


Aiioiig the eight 195fi Fellows selected for the Carnegie Project in Advanced Library 
Administration, to be held this spring at tlie liitgers University Graduate School of Library 
Service, is Gustave llarrer, Qiief Ac<iuisition librarian at Stanford University. He will 
participate in a three months' seminar at Ritgers, under the direction of Keyes D. Metcalf, 
Professor of library Service, and then will work for several weeks on a special field proj- 
ect at Harvard University on "Developing a Field Program of De-Acquisition," in which he 
will study tlie problem of storage or disposition of materials in a library with no prospect 
of large-scale physical expansion. 

'Die Project, which is supported by a grant of S20,000 from the Carnegie Corporation, 
has as its purpose the provision of advanced training for college and university library 
administrators who hold "middle-level" positions. Each fellow will engage in a comliination 
of seminar study and analysis in the field of major problems confronting eight cooperating 
insti tutions. 

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Two regional book production competitions turned to California this year for their 
juries. Tliat for the Southern Books Competition, sponsored by the Southeastern Library 
Association, was composed of printers Ward l^tchie of Los .Angeles and Grant Milstrom of 
Pasadena, and Librarian Powell. 'Jlie Southern Books Conniittee voted this year to include 
Puerto lico, "a regional orphan but surely southern in a geographical sense." Tliey also 
included a press as far west as New Mexico, that of the University, at Albuquerque, among 
its participants. (Ihis press has traditionally been included in Western Books competitions, 
as has Texas, on occasion! ) 

Tlie Midwestern Iboks Competition, sponsored by a group of midwestern librarians "who are 
attempting to increase the appreciation of sound book production among libraiy readers," 
chose as its jury for the 1957 competition Kenneth J. Carpenter, head of the Bare Books 
Department on the Berkeley campus, Lawton Kennedy, San Francisco Printer, and George L. 
Harding, Palo Alto bibliophile. Further interesting geographical allocations may be noted 
as between these two competitions, as for example, that the Anvil Press, of Lexington, 
Kentucky, participated in the Southern show, wiiile the University of Kentucky Press (also 
Lexington) entered the Midwestern competition. (Headquarters for the Southern competition 
is the University of Kentucky Librai7. lliough not so stated, officials of the Midwestern 
Competition could probably be reached through the same address. ) 

One book was selected in both competitions: an entry of the Southern Illinois Lhiver- 
sity Press, in Carbondale, Sliakespere ' s Love's Labors Won; New Evidence from the Account 
Books of an Elizabethan Bookseller, by T. W, Baldwin. 


Tlie problem that busy librarians have of trying to find time "to keep company with the 
still living minds within the covers of books" is sensibly stated by Lee Zimmerman, librar- 
ian of the University of Idaho. "Administering successfully a small university library such 
as this one in an economically poor state like Idaho," he recently remarked in a letter to 
the Librarian, "is a never-ending, time-consuming, and demanding job... Laclc of funds, low 
salaries, always one to four or five professional vacancies (nearly one-half the staff); to 
mention only a few, make it mandatory for this administrator to talte over at one time or 
another the work of the head of readers' services or technical services, or to train and 
orient new personnel almost always fresh from library school. In from one to three years 
they are usually gone and then the process begins all over again... 

"It is my feeling, although I may be mistalten, tliat your remarks and observations [in 
the December 15 issue of Library Journal ] are more apropos administrators of the larger 
university systems. These individuals while also busy people can, if they desire, budget 
their time more advantageously or at least orgai\ize their administrative functions to allow 
more time for living with books. The fact that this is not or may not be done points to the 
suspicion that books or packaged ideas are just so much stock- -inanimate objects to be ser- 
viced like grocery items in a chcdn store." 


My Friends, the Librarians. "In my early twenties," writes Catherine Drinker Bowen in 
the Atlantic Monthly for March, I was convinced that librarians existed solely to keep 
people from reading books, I tried not to give librarians any trouble, which was when I 
made my primary mistalie. librarians like to be given trouble, they exist for it, they are 
geared to it. For the location of a mislaid volume, an uncatalogued item, your good librar- 
ian has a ferret's nose. Give her a scent and she jumps the leash, her eye bright with 
battle. In almost a lifetime of study for biography, I have known librarians over half the 
world. I think their praises are not often sung; I am glad to sing them now. Love, I have 
lieard said, is gratitude for favors received. And I am in love with librarians." 

Mechanized Information Searching. One of the chief obstacles to the more rapid and 
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problem of encoding information. H. P. Luhn, describing "A Statistical .Approach to 
Mechanized Encoding and Searching of Literary Information," in tlie IB'I Journal of Research 
and Development for October, points out that the organization and recording of information 
for machine analysis is a very exacting procedure. The machine, having only logic to its 
credit, cannot function unless information and instructions are given to it in strictly 
logical language. Hie author proposes a median: cal system for minimizing the intellectual 
effort of the professional at the document encoding stage, thus enabling iiim to concentrate 
more effectively on the creative work of setting up the system, revising it, and evaluating 

Microfilming Presidential Papers. Librarians and historical scholars will note with 
interest the recent passage in Congress of a bill providing for the organization and micro- 
filming of the papers of the Presidents of tl\e United States in the collections of the 
Library of Congress. Microfilming Presidential Papers, a hearing before the Subcommittee 
on the Library of the House Canmittee on Administration, 85th Gangress, 1st session, de- 
scribes the project in detail and contains tlie supporting statements of L. fViincy Mumford, 
librarian of Congress, and Julian P. Hoyd, professor of history and former I_ibrarian of 
Princeton University. Under Riblic Law 85-147 of the 85th Congress, $720,000 will be ex- 
pended to arrange, index, and film the papers of the twenty- tliree Presidents which are 
held by the Library of Congress. Positive prints of tlie nearly three million microfilm 
exposures will be furnislied to interested institutional purchasers at a price of approxi- 
mately $20,500. 


A heavy veil, or fog, of censorship has hitherto shrouded true conditions on the San 
Francisco Scene." Stories of the revolt of the exacerbated poets have leal<ed to the press 
(The Evergreen Review, Time, Life; and tlie Librarian's recent report on the London Sunday 
Times's piece, 'Revolting Attitudes.") Only now is the revolt revealed as full-scale war 
between North and South, in the latest issue of that courageous little magazine Coastlines 
(published in Hollywood 28; printed in London). 

Thoughtful citizens will want to read and ponder the leading article, "P>arbarians to 
and from the North." Altliougli atrocity stories spring up with every war, and are dis- 
counted by many, the statements made here are fully documented. Tliose wlio are downhearted, 
and feel cut off, will be cheered to know that all of lx)S Angeles is not indifferent to the 
struggle; in fact, Coastlines reports "the town has gone crazy." Those willing to serve 
as soldiers should report to headquarters, Venice West Poetry Center; 4 F' s can join the 
verse choir at L.A. State College, and attend the propaganda meetings at "ibb Chuey' s 
enormous Neutra designed home near the strip. " 

The Northerners already have their [Benedict Arnold. Kenneth Patchen has come over to 
South! (He appeared last month at lAiyce Hall with the Chamber .lazz Sextet, following 
smashing successes at the jazz nite spots.) He claims that he is not a deserter, but was 
captured. Wliat, however, are we to make of this statement: "My participation in, and 
knowledge of, the San Francisco Scene' is exactly zero. My stay there was occasioned and 
colored by medical considerations; unfortunately, those of a social or literary' land tUd 
not enter into it." 

Well, Mr. Patchen! As Mark Twain said, when he heard that Oaiiland had been spared 
while San Francisco was destroyed in the 1906 earth qualte, "There are some things that even 
the earth can't swallow.'" 

Ip.A Librarian is issued every other Friday by the Librarian's Office. 

Editor: Everett Moore. Assistant Editor: James H. Cox. Contributors to this issue: 

Page Ackemian, Robert E. Arndal, li^nald V. Black, Ridolf K. Ehgelbarts, Robert E. Fessenden, 

[bra M. Gerard, Anthony Greco, Jr., PeboraJi ICing, France? J. Kirschenbaum, Paul M. Miles, 

F. tjFooke Wliiting. 


Volume 11, Number 13 March 28, 1958 


I liave been particularly pleased with two more examples of staff teamwork. The new 
Staff Handbook, described elsewhere in this issue, was written by the staff for the staff, 
and I hope it will be read by every member of the staff, including as many student assist- 
ants as possible. I want to commend tlie Committee members wtio wrote it: Hiawatha Siiith, 
chairman, and Mate McQirdy, Marjorie Mardellis, Itchard Michener (now a student at library 
scliool in Berkeley), and Donald Wilson. 

The current exhibit on Hook Collecting seems to be drawing many viewers, at least on 
Saturday morning when I had difficulty in getting close to the displays. Perhaps it was 
High Sctiool day on campus. Tlic rotunda was the fullest I have ever seen it, 'fliis exhibit 
was conceived by Mr. Fessenden and arranged by him with the aid of Mr. Amdal, Mr. Greco, 
and Miss Mancini, to all of wliom I say well done*. 

My class has been discussing university presses, with particular attention to the Uni- 
versities of California and Oklalioma. Giest lecturer was Professor Joseph Brandt of the 
Graduate Department of Journalism, wlio told of his founding the Press at Oklalioma. I was 
glad to tell Professor Brandt that eleven of the hundred books in my recent Southwest bibli- 
ography were published by Oklahoma. 

At the librarian's Conference last week we had a lively discussion on where to draw the 
line in a public library such as ours between serving people and conserving books and peri- 
odicals, between our responsibility to the present and to the future.. Tlie Sadleir collec- 
tion of Victorian Fiction, unique for the fine original condition of the volumes, is a case 
in point. Heavy unrestricted use of the volumes would destroy their often fragile bindings 
and we would end up in the buckram. 

VVilbur Snith recently showed the Sadleir books to my class as examples of 19th century 
publishing format which speak eloquently of Victorian taste. In buckram or on microfilm 
tlie Sadleir Collection would be emasculated. The University paid a premium for these books 
as a unique collection which could never be formed again, and we have an obligation to use 
it carefully so that future generations may gain insight into the Victorian era tlirougli these 
pristine examples. 

As a member of the Boxburghe Cl'ib of San Francisco I liave received one of an edition of 
125 copies beautifully printed by Mallette Dean, of Fairfax, on the Albert Bender Memorial 
Fund, of Henry Madden' s German Travelers in California, a witty and delightful review of 
some books known and unloiown to Cowan. I have given my copy to the Library for Special 


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Tlie Liliraritui' s Conference addressed itself on February 27 to the question of cata- 
loging for the projected College library collection, and discussed how College Library 
books should be represented in the main public catalog. It was agreed that full author, 
title, and subject entries would be most effective, and the Catalog Department was asked 
to mal<e cost estimates on this basis. Also on the agenda was discussion of the Survey of 
library Use, concerning the best way to make use of the results of the survey and to re- 
port them to other libraries. 

On Marcli 13 the Conference discussed the representation of brancli materials in tlie 
main card catalog, and proposals for issuing information about translation services. 

Ilie meeting of March 20 included consideration of participation of Library staff mem- 
bers in the Clerical Stills Review sponsored by the Personnel Office, and discussion of 
the report of the Newspaper Conference on the handling of newspapers by the Circulation and 
Reference Departments. 


Ellen Power, Librarian of University College of tlie National University of Ireland, 
Dliblin, visited the library, and also the /^gricultvlre Library, on March 10, during lier tour 
of the country on an exchange sponsoretl by the governments of the Irish Ifepublic and the 
United States. Ena Yonge, curator of the Map Collection of the American Geographical So- 
ciety, and Evelyn Huston, Librarian at Caltech, visited the Department of Special Collec- 
tions and the Geography Department on March 13. 

Robert Talmadge , Associate Director of Libraries of the University of Kansas, visited 
the Library on March 13 and 14 to discuss with Gordon Williams, Richard O'Rrien, and others 
the operation of the Farmington Plan for cooperative acquisition of books from abroad by 
American research libraries, lie is assisting Robert Vosper, Director of Libraries at 
Kansas, in the study of the Plan being conducted for the Association of Research Libraries. 

Richard B. Harwell, Executive Secretary of tlie Association of College and Research Li- 
braries, wlio was in California for a week or so for research at the Huntington Library, 
visited tlie Library on the 13th. 

Wigberto Jimenez-Moreno, professor at the Institute Nacional de Antropologia, Mexico 
City, was given a tour of the library on March 17 by Professor l^lph Reals, and Mr. II. R. 
Nicholson of the Department of Anthropology and Sociology. Wilmer Shields, San Diego book 
collector and frequent donor to the library, and George De Clyver Curtis, author, of Raniona, 
were visitors to the Department of Special Collections on Marcli 19. J. J. Oberholster, 
senior lecturer in history at the University of the Orange Free State, Bloemfontein, 0. F. S. , 
South Africa, also visited the library March 19, as did Lessing J. Rosenwald, print and book 
collector of Pliiladelphia, and Jules lleller, of the department of Art at USC 

Menno HertzOerger, antiquarian book dealer from ,%isterdam, wlio is on a tour of schol- 
arly libraries in the United States, visited the library on March 19 and 20, accompanying 
Gordon V.illiains to the Clark Library, visiting the Art library and the Department of 
Special Collections, and meeting with I^chard O'Rrien, Retty Ibsenberg, and Wilbur .Snith. 


Cass Alvin, Education Director of the United Steelworkers of Anerica, Western Division, 
will discuss Trade Unions and the University" at the meeting of the Staff Association on 
Tliursday, April 3, at 4 p.m., in the Staff Room. Edwin Kaye, program chairman, points out 
that Mr. Alvin, as a member of the Community Advisory Coinmittee of the Institute of Indus- 
trial Relations is peculiarly well fitted to speak about views of labor people toward the 

March 21, 1958 99 


Picai'y for distrilmtion to all staff members is the fourth edition of the IICLA Library 
Staff Handbook, prepared under joint sponsorship of the Staff Association and the Library 
adiriini stration. The informative looseleaf booklet with attractive bright yellow cover was 
compiled by the Association's Handbook Committee under the chairmansliip of Mrs. Hiawatha 
Snith. It includes sections on the history, administration, and personnel policies of the 
IJbrary, and material in a general information section on such diverse subjects as Athletic 
events, Rest periods, and Retirement. The looseleaf format will permit periodic revision. 
Staff members are reminded that the handbooks are the property of tlie Association and shovild 
be returned when they leave the University. 


Ibnald Black, chairman of the Staff Association's Recruitment Committee, announces that 
catalogues of library schools accredited by the Anerican Library Association are now on file 
in the Staff Room for the use of staff members. 


Biomedical Librarian Louise Darling collaborated with Dr. John D. French, Qinical 
Professor of Surgery, in a paper read by Dr. French at the recent meeting in Los Angeles 
of the International College of Surgeons. The focal point of the paper was the medical 
thesis, "Surgical Treatment of Epilepsy," by John Shaw Billings, a great figure in both the 
medical and library world of 19th century America. 

In describing the difficulty Billings experienced in collecting source material for 
his thesis, they show how this determined to a large degree the future course of his life, 
for he had discovered that there was no medical library of any stature in the United States, 
and that even in Europe no single library covered medicine comprehensively. He was also 
convinced that an index to the literature of medicine and related sciences was a first 
necessity. Finding himself in charge of the Library of the Office of the Surgeon General 
following the Civil War, he began at once building the small collection of 2,000 volumes 
into what is today the unrivaled National Library of Medicine. He started the invaluable 
Index Catalogue of the Library of the Office of the Surgeon General and the Index Medicus, 
forerunner of the present Quarterly Cumulative Index Medicus, and inaugurated the inter- 
library loan system so that physicians in all parts of the country might make use of the 
wealth of material he was amassing in Washington. 

After his retirement from the Army in 1895, Billings became Librarian of the New York 
Public Library, a post he held until his death in 1917. 


Ifobert F. Lewis is the author of "The Role of Exhibits in a Medical School Library," in 
Special Libraries this month. He uses for illustration the Eiiomedical Library's exliibit 
program and lists some of the Library's travelling exhibits that are available to other li- 
braries and institutions. 


Peter Schnitzler, student assistant in the Theater Arts Library, has the leading role 
in the campus production of "The Snob" by Carl Sternheim. 


Lee Wehle, of the Reference Department, was married last Saturday to Margaret E. Barry, 
at the First L'nitarian Qiurch of Los Angeles; and Sharon Wilbur of the Acquisitions Depart- 
ment was married last Friday night to William C. Daley at the Beverly Vista Community Qiurch. 

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TlTree students in the School of Librarianship at the University of Washington will 
begin four weeks of field work next Monday in our libraries. Maxine Kennedy will be work- 
ing in the Biomedical Library, and Vvilliam Matheson and tlillis Oiffin will be in the 
Iteference Department of the Main Library. Miss Kennedy is a graduate of the University of 
Portland and has worked as an assistant in the Health Sciences Library at the University of 
Washington. Mr. Matheson was graduated from the University of Washington and received an 
M.A. there in comparative literature, and he has also done graduate work at the Lhiversity 
of Chicago. He has just been selected as one of six students in the United States for the 
internship at the Library of Congress for the next two years. Mr. Griffin was an under- 
graduate at the Kansas State Teachers College and received his C.A. from the University of 


Last week Sir Sliane Leslie, elegantly but somberly kilted, provided a rare delight in 
his lecture on his first cousin, Winston Qiurchill, which was sponsored by the Committee on 
Public Lectures and the University Library. He had his listeners back in the 19th century 
with him in his tales of young Winston at Harrow, where the budding orator and politician 
was rapidly learning his art under trying conditions at school. His gently drawn portrait 
of Qiurchill the young man provided some brilliant insights into the development of the 
statesman the world now knows as Sir Vfinston. Professor Clinton N. Howard introduced Sir 


Members of the Biomedical Library Staff served coffee last night at the Spring Meeting 
of the Society for the History of Medical Science, Los Angeles, in the Life Sciences Build- 
ing. Qiarles O'Malley, Professor of History at Stanford, spoke on "Anatomical Studies in 
Tudor England." 


The Library has recently acquired a set of tlie page proofs for Bnile Zola's novel, Le 
Docteur Pascal, corrected in the author's hand. Although there already exist some correc- 
ted galleys in the Bibliotheque Nationale, these appear to be the only actual page proofs 
now available to scholars. They are of particular interest because Le Docteur Pascal, the 
last in the Fbugon-Macqiiart series, was based on Zola's liaison with Jeanne Poserot, the 
mother of his children. 

An article on Zola's corrections of these proofs and on his habits of revision gener- 
ally, by Professor John C. Lapp of the Department of French, is shortly to appear in Modern 
Language Notes. 


.Among this year's Fifty Books of the Year, selected by tlie American Institute of Graphic 
Arts for excellence in design and production, are two books from Los Angeles printers, One 
is Mr. Powell's Books West Southwest, designed and printed by Ward Ritchie. The other, 
printed by Bichard Hoffman, of Los Angeles GLty College, is the Diary of Titian Piamsay Peale, 
transcribed by Clifford M. 13rury, which was published by Glen Dawson in his Early California 
Travel Series. A third California selection is Adrian Wilson's Printing for Theater (San 
Francisco), printed by Mr. Wilson of the University of California Press, into which are 
tipped many of the original programs of the Interplayers of San Francisco. .All three were 
also selected for the Western Books, 1958 exliibition now showing at IjOS Angeles City College 
and soon to be on display at UQ^A. 

March 28, 1958 101 


Pdcharcl Annour will be the spea]<er at the Spring Meeting of tlie Southern District of 
the California Library Association on Saturday, April 26, on the campus of the Associated 
Colleges at Qaremont. The morning general session in Bridges Hall, presided over by 
IV)berta Dowler, Southern District President, will open at 10 o'clock, following a registra- 
tion and coffee hour. After luncheon on the campus, several section meetings will be held, 
including one of the College, Lhiversity and Research Libraries Section, under the chairman- 
ship of Hazel Rea, Acting Librarian of USC. 


At tomorrow's all-day meeting of the Northern Division of the College, University and 
Research Libraries Section of Q.A, to be held on the Berkeley campus, several UC library 
people will tal<e part in a program which is to consider 'Planning for tlie Future." The 
chairman of tlie day, the President of the Nortliern Division, is Katherine King, of the Uni- 
versity Library at {Berkeley. Anong her spealiers on the morning program is Donald Coney. 
In the afternoon, J. Richard Blanchard, Librarian on the Davis campus, and Gordon P. Martin, 
Assistant LibrariEin on the Riverside campus, will be among the spealcers on a program at 
which Everett Moore will preside. Other participants in the programs will come from Fresno, 
Modesto, San Francisco, and San Jose State Colleges and the Stanford Research Institute. 


Of the more than 3000 editions of Ojintus Horatius Flaccus which had appeared before 
1900, almost 550 are in the General Library of tlie University at Berkeley. Some 280 of 
these are in the Pauline Fore Moffitt library, a collection formed by James K. Moffitt and 
bequeathed to the IViiversity as a memorial to his wife in 1956. Tlie Horace collection, 
which is but a small part of the Moffitt Library, is a highly selective one, and is notable 
for its important early editions. Though it does not include the first edition, it does 
have the 'supposed second," and a generous number of other incunabula. 

A sumptuous folio describing the collection and listing its manuscripts and incunabula 
has been compiled and printed on the Berkeley Albion Press by Kenneth J. Carpenter, Head of 
the Rare Books Department at Ijerkeley, for members of the Roxburghe Qub of San Francisco, 
under the title Q. Horatius Flaccus: Early Editions in the Pauline Fore Moffitt Library... 
A copy has been received by our Department of Special Collections. 


Vie Report of the Sutro Library Evaluation Committee , or the Henderson Report" (for 
the Qiairman of the Committee, John D. Henderson, Los Angeles Gnunty Librarian), is summar- 
ized in Sutro Library Notes, Winter 1957. Tlie Committee, composed of eight librarians and 
bookmen, met in the Sutro Library branch of the California State Library, in San Francisco, 
on May 6-10, 1957, to consider the value of the Sutro Library to the State of California as 
a cultural and educational resource and to make recommendations for its best utilization in 
the State educational program. Other members of the Committee were Henry Madden, Fresno 
State College Librarian, Glen Dawson, of Dawson's Book 9iop, Raynard Swank, Director of 
Libraries at Stanford, Kenneth Carpenter, Rare Books Librarian of the University Library at 
Berkeley, I>)rothy Levis, Professor of Librariansliip at the LIniversity of Washington, Leslie 
E. Bliss, Librarian of the Huntington Library, and Richard H. Dillon, Sutro Librarian. 

Tlie Committee observed that the labrary' s housing in several locations in the San 
Francisco Public Library does not permit a satisfactory library operation. Unique among 
California libraries," the summary states, "the Sutro Library may be characterized as a 
pioneer heritage that only in part survived tlie fire of 1906. Practically all of the books 
date before 1900 and its growth terminated before other libraries in the area began to 
develop their collections. For this reason and because of Mr. Sutro' s extensive buying in 

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Mexico and loirope, there are many books not found elsewliere in the State. 'Die Siitro Library 
serves as a limited reference and research collection in the areas wtiere it is strong and 
it supplements other research collections and public libraries in the State." 

Noted as of special importance are its collection of 17th, IBth, and 19th century 
pamphlets relating to the political, economic, and religious life of Great Hritain, many 
of which are not found in either the Huntington or Clark Libraries; its large collection 
of Mexican pamphlets, books, almanacs, newspapers, broadsides, manuscripts, and serials, 
especially from 1800 to 1850; and its most valuable item, the Ordenanzas y compilacion de 
leys, Mexico, 1548, one of two copies of tlie first Anerican law book. Some 46 volumes of 
the Library's original collection of incunabula survived the 1906 fire, among then the rare 
1466-1467 Alphabetiim Divini Amoris, printed by Ulrich Zell, first printer of Cologne. 

The Committee states that the Sutro Library's place as a cultural asset of the State 
will depend upon adequate housing and support and tiie inauguration of a more active program 
of service, the further development of bibliographical control and tlie strengtFiening of 
the library in specialized fields. It recommends extension of the Library's program of 
exliibits, already begun with a traveling display now visiting libraries in Nortliern Cali- 
fornia, and of its program of publication, also already begun with a number of published 
studies by Mr. Dillon and others on specific titles in tlie collection. 


Tlie Los Angeles City College Library presented a program of music and poetry on March 
19 in observance of National Library Week, and also sponsored the Southern California open- 
ing of the exliibition of Western Docks, 1958. Music by Couperin and 13ach was presented by 
the City College Music Workshop, Leonard Stein, Advisor, and T. Francis Snith, Head librar- 
ian, gave readings of poetry by Meredith, Cxane, Frost, Hiot, Ibbinson, Hopkins, and others. 
Tliat evening members of the lV)unce &. Coffin Club of Ijos Angeles, sponsors of tlie Western 
Books competition, met at the library for the opening of tlie exhibition. 

Iti-chard Hoffman, Head of the Department of .Journalism and Graphic Arts at City College, 
supervised the |)rinting by his students of a program of distinguished design. 


Miss Fl len Power, of University College, Dublin, whose recent visit is reported in this 
issue, has written to Miss Lod^e from San Francisco about some of her post-Los Angeles im- 
pressions, 'file lengtli of the Wilshire Doulevard still troubles my dreams," she confessed. 

I liked Davis at once and hope it will remain at its present status of a small unit, it 
seems ideal for the teaching of agriculture ... Just now 1 am trying to find my way around 
Berkeley, the campus seems the largest I've seen." Slie was in San Francisco on St. Patrick's 
Day and reported tliat the ' long procession" to celebrate the Day "took over two hours to 
pass, headed by State officials and the armed forces. 'Ilie sun shone brightly and everybody 
was happy. " 


Of the 1000 books published annually in Israel, over half are translations into Hebrew, 
with American books leading, according to Curt D. Wormann, Director of the Jewish National 
and llnivorsity Library, as reported in Antiquarian Boohman, March 17. Hemingway, he says, 
is the best seller, and Walt Wliitman the all-time favorite, with Mark Twain and Poe the 
runners-up. Some difficulty has been encovintered in translating such books as From Here to 
Eternity since there are no eiiuivalents for certain words and phrases in the Hebrew 

March 28. 1958 103 


We were at Qjrliarii last fall to see the cathedral wherein are entombed such patron 
saints of bookmen as the Venerable EBede and llichard de Bury, had walked back down tlie steep 
and narrow road to our hotel, had dined well as one does in tlie north of Rif^land, and were 
seated in the lounge, wlien a handsome young Biglisluiian asked me apologetically if I weren't 
the librarian from UCLA, lie identified himself as A.B. Cbncaster, the antiquarian book- 
seller of Colchester in Essex, with vAmm I had done business by mail in 1950, wlien we were 
living in London. Earlier that day, en route from Harrogate, we had stopped in a bookshop 
in Darlington, Cbncaster, having done the same a few hours later and learned tliat we were 
aliead of him. 

How did you know we were in Dbrham?" 1 asked. 

I didii't" he replied, you looked American and bookish, so I took a chance and spoke 
to you . ' ' 

He and his wife were taking the boat the next day from Newcastle to Norway on a skiing 
holiday, and he promised that when he got back to his shop he would report any special 
collections he miglit acquire. 

Dbncaster did not forget his promise and we have just bought from him a collection of 
several hundred volumes on Monumental Brasses of Great Britain. Sight of the volumes the 
other day, coming through the receiving room, recalled the chance encounter in Durham tliat 
led to this choice collection of historical works. By such increments, stemming from 
friendliness between librarians and booksellers, a research library slowly attains stature. 



"Lhiversity Names: 'flie Men \Mio Made Them" is a Qiarter Week exliibit prepared by Miss 
Nixon for the Foyer of the Library, to illustrate the origins of the well-known names of 
Poyce, Gayley, Hilgard, LeConte, Haines, and Moore on and about tlie campus. Tlie centerpiece 
of the exliibit is an aerial photograph of the campus talven in 1941--less than a generation 
removed from the pre-Westwood beanfields. 

LCLA Librarian is issued every other Friday by the librarian's Office. 
Editor: Everett Moore. Assistant Editor: James, 11 Cox. Contributors to this issue: 
Page Ackennan, fcnald V. Black, Bizabeth S. Bradstreet, Ixiuise M. Darling, John Q Lapp 
(Professor of French), Helen M. Hiley, Betty Ibsenberg, Hiawatha 11. Snith, F. Brooke 
Villi ting. 




Volume 11, Number 14 April 11, 1958 


The Library Committee is meeting in my office today, chaired by Professor William 
Lessa, to consider purchases from the small balance in the Reserve Fund, a report by Mr. 
Williams on the building program, and other current matters. 

One day last week Librarian Coman braved tlie weather and came from Riverside to dis- 
cuss our many common interests in librariansliip. Miss Rosenberg showed him the still 
crated Ogden Collection. 

At a coffee hour in my office on the day of their arrival, the three interns from 
Seattle--[VIiss Kennedy and Messrs. Griffin and Matheson- -commented pleasantly on the un- 
usually dry season the Pacific Northwest is enjoying this year. 

I was sorry to have had to miss Mr. Williams's talk to the Zamorano Club on Tliomas 
Bewick, the great 19th century Ehglish wood-engraver. TVie spealter was introduced by the 
Librarian of Occidental College. 

Wlien I stopped in recently at the Biomedical Library to see the EHmer Belt Leonardo 
exhibit and get some reference help from Ktss Wiggins and Mr. Lewis, I had the further good 
fortune of encountering Professor Charles O'Malley of Stanford University, whose lecture 
the night before to the Society for the History of Medical Science I also had to miss. 
There ensued a lively three-way conversation with Miss Darling on the subject of book col- 
lecting for libraries. 

I came early to appreciate Sadie McMurry and the depth of bibliographical knowledge 
beneath her unruffled surface. It was back in the years when she was in charge of the 
Ribliograptiy Room, tlien situated between the Acquisitions and Catalog Departments and over 
which she presided like the Oracle. Sooner or later everyone came to her for answers, and 
I suspect that Jens Nyholm, Seymour Lubetzky, and Benjamin Custer, three alumni of our 
Catalog Department who have gone on to wider service, would readily acknowledge Sadie 
McMurry' s part in tlieir education. 

It was somehow reassuring just to see her at her desk, quietly dispatching truckload 
after truckload of books on their orderly way. The faintness of her smile and the twinkle 
in her eyes were often overlooked. I always sensed in her a tolerant amusement at the silly 
things we younger ones said and did. Over the twenty years I knew her, Miss McMurry and I 
waged our own little mock-war over "errors" in the Public Catalog, and there were precious 
few times I was able to win, so firm was her reasoning. 

llie courage with which she faced death was of the highest order, and the last time I 
talked with her, wlien Mr. Williams and I called at her brother's home in the winter, was 
the closest I ever came to her: she was poised, knowledgeable, as ironically amused as ever 


UCLA Librarian 

by library foibles, and sustained in her suffering by her own deep faitli. Sadie McMurry 
gave the best years of her life to this library. Could a librarian wisli for a better me- 
morial than a great and useful Public Catalog? 

I am glad to announce the appointment of Esther Kocli as Assistant Head of the Catalog 
Department, effective April 3, with the classification of Librarian III. Miss Koch has 
been acting effectively in this position since Miss McMurry' s illness. I know that slie has 
the respect and confidence of the staff tliroughout the library. 



Mrs. Mary Kathryn Gunther has joined the staff of the Piomedical Library as a Senior 
Library Assistant in the P<eference-Circulation Division. Mrs. Gunther is an alumna of UCLA. 

Mrs. Virginia A. Hannah, of tlie Music Library, has been reclassified from Typist-Qerk 
to Senior Library Assistant. 

Mrs. Lorraine Eller, Secretary- Stenographer in the Acquisitions Department, has resigned. 

Bernard If. Weems, Arlington, Virginia, a collector of children's books, was a visitor 
to the Department of Special Collections, March 21. 

Hans W. Heinsheimer, New York City, autlior of Menagerie in F Sharp, visited the Music 
Library, March 25. 

J.E.B. Morris, Senior Heference Librarian in charge of government publications at the 
University of Oregon, conferred witli members of the Government Publications Boom on March 
25, particularly about tlie organization of United Nations and state publications. 

Dorothy Armstrong, Head Cataloger at the .San Fernando Valley Campus Library of the 
Los Angeles State College, visited the Catalog Department on Marcli 28 to discuss problems 
in cataloging and classification. 

Mr. and Mrs. Arturo Pompa, Tijuana, Mexico, toured the Library on March 31. Mr. Pompa 
is Director of the Escuela Secundaria Federal in Tijuana. 

R. P. Singh, Officer- in- Qiarge of the United States Information Service Library in 
Patna (Bihar), India, was a visitor on March 31. 


Mrs. Judith Hollander, student assistant in the Catalog Department, had a supporting 
role in the recent campus production of Sternheim' s "'flie Siob. " (Our last issue reported 
Peter Schnitzler's leading role in the play.) 

Mr. Powell, retiring as president of tlie West Malibu (immunity Cbuncil, was elected 
Secretary of the Cbuncil at its Tenth Anniversary Meeting. lUs address before the library 
Association of Great Britain, at Harrogate, last September, "Books Will Be Read," has been 
reproduced in tlie Montana Library Quarterly for April. 

James Cox was recently elected President of tlie .Staff Organizations Round Table of the 
California Library Association. 

April 11, 1958 107 


The second program in the Staff Association's series on 'I jbrarianship as a Career" 
will be held next Tuesday, April 15, at 4 p.m. in the Staff IVjom. Martlia Roaz, Dean of the 
School of Library Science at USC, will speak on "Tlie Reason Why." Students, student assist- 
ants, and non- professional members of tlie staff are urj^ed to attend. 


Sadie Mdllurry, Assistant Head of the Catalog Department, and a member of that depart- 
ment since 1926, died on April 1, after a long illness. 9ie had come to the Library of the 
"Soutliern Branch," as we were then called, following her training in tiie Library School at 
tlie Los Angeles Public Library. 9ie had received her B.A. from Pomona College and an M.A. 
from USC. 

Miss Alice Humiston, Head of the Catalog Department until her retirement two years 
ago, tells us that IVfcLss McMurry 'was modest and rather shy when she first came, but we soon 
discovered that she was an excellent cataloger. In the earlier years on the Vermont Avenue 
campus and for some years after we moved to Westwood her main work was cataloging, but grad- 
ually she took on otlier d\ities... She was very fine at cataloging continuations and govern- 
ment documents, also at cataloging large collections, such as the Cowan books and the Cowan 
pamphlets. She was alv/ays willing to try new methods wiien they seemed like improvements 
over the old ones. She had an even disposition, was always sweet and kind, and she was 
never too busy to listen to another person's work problems or personal troubles. 

"Her thorough knowledge of the technical aspects of cataloging and classification be- 
came well known so tliat her advice was souglit by other libraries. 9ne was at one time or 
another a member of various committees within our own Library, in the Los Angeles Regional 
Group of Catalogers, in the QA and in the AlA. 'Iliis last year she was on the important 
ALA Catalog Code fevision Conmittee and kept up her correspondence on the subject with Mr. 
Lubetzky even after she was no longer able to come to work at tlie library." 

Mr. thgelbarts also speaks of Miss MoMurry's patience and kindness, and remarks that 
she was "anxious to give of her great fund of knowledge and experience. It was easy to 
approach her," he says, "because she was so utterly modest and unassuming. Not once did 
she fail to help, with her clear understanding of principles and her cheerful, liumorous 
manner. Her modesty, kindness and good cheer remained with her when slie became Assistant 
Head of the Department. Sie worked even harder, and was unwilling to give up any of her 
cherished cataloging assignments although the pressures of planning and supervising the 
work of our clerical assistants, and the myriad duties demanded of her as leader and guide 
of our student assistants gave her precious little time for cataloging and classification. 
Her ability to work hard and to make the best use of lier time were amazing. She gave us 
all, and especially me, inestimable assistance. 

"It was during her long illness that her deeply moral nature and strength of character 
became even more evident. Not once have I heard her complain or express the anguish of 
her fate; she was just as dutiful and hardworking as before. I admire and respect her for 
her fortitude, just as I cherish her kindness and human sympathy. Our Department will sadly 
miss this fine lady, and her great qualities will demand our respect and emulation." 


Mr. Powell's A Southwestern Century, a bibliography of one hundred books of non-fic- 
tion about the Southwest, wliich was recently printed in Arizona Highways, has now been 
publislied in a finely printed edition of 500 copies by J.E. Reynolds, Dookseller, of Van 
Nuys. Tlie book lias been designed and printed by Carl Hertzog, of El Paso, Texas, and illus- 
trated from drawings by Tom Lea, also of El Paso. The binding was designed by Ward l^tchie. 

108 UCLA Librarian 


The School of librarianship at Berkeley announces that with the award to one of its 
students, Stephen R Salmon, of one of six internships in the Library of Congress for 1958- 
59, it is the only school which has had at least one student appointed for each of the ten 
years of the program. As announced in the last issue of the Librarian, William Matheson, 
one of the three University of Washington School of Librarianship students now working in 
our libraries for their field assignments, is another of the six selected. The interns 
have been appointed as a result of a nation-wide competition to select the top-ranking 
graduate students in librarianship in the United States. Other schools from vvhicli interns 
have been chosen this year are the Universities of Illinois, Michigan and North Carolina, 
and Western Fleserve University. 


Maxine Kennedy, our University of Washington School of Librarianship student intern 
in the Biomedical Library, has received word of her appointment as one of three interns 
next year at the National Library of Medicine, in Washington, D. C. She will begin her one- 
year appointment on September 2. 


A new $300 Sydney B. Mitchell Scholarship to a well -qualified student in the beginning 
professional curriculum in the University of California School of Librarianship is being 
made available by the Alumni Association of the School for the academic year 1958-59, accord- 
ing to an announcement by Dean J. Periam Djinton. Sydney Mitchell was the first Dean of the 
School at Berkeley. The Association, deeply concerned about the continuing shortage of pro- 
fessional librarians in all types of libraries, hopes to stimulate interest in the field of 
librarianship, and to help a superior college graduate acquire the additional year of gradu- 
ate study necessary to enter the profession. 

Applicants should have a scholarsliip average--in their most recent two years of academic 
work- -approximately halfway between a 'B" and "A", and must meet all of the entrance require- 
ments of the Graduate Division and the School of Librarianship. Applications for the Scholar- 
ship and for admission to graduate standing should be obtained from the Graduate Division of 
the Lhiversity at Eferkeley. Application forms for admission to the School of Librarianship 
should be obtained from the Dean. 


Flora Elizabeth Reynolds, Librarian of Mills College, and President of the UC School of 
Librariansliip Alumni Association, has issued a special plea to graduates of that school to 
support their Association by paying their very modest annual dues of $1.00. A tear-off form 
is printed in the recent issue of Tfie CALibrarian, mailed two weeks ago to all alumni. The 
unusually small membership of the past year has jeopardized publication of this quarterly 
bulletin and other activities of the Association such as the annual spring luncheon for the 
library school class (this year's luncheon is to be held in Berkeley tomorrow). Contribu- 
tions to the special funds supporting the Sydney B. \titchell Scholarship, the annual Coulter 
lecture, and the Sisler Prize Competition are also needed. Members should send their contri- 
butions to Ann Messick Yale, Treasurer, 1733 Milvia Street, Berkeley 9. 


Tlie Aerophysics Development Corporation, of Goleta, will be host to the Southern Cali- 
fornia cliapter of the Special Libraries Association for a meeting on Saturday, April 19. 
A tour of the library and facilities is scheduled for the hour from 10 to 11 a.m. , and chap- 
ter members will be guests of the corporation for lunch from 11 to 1 o'clock. Following a 
business meeting, Eric Burgess, of the Telecomputing Corporation of North Hollywood will 
speali on 'Probing Data from Space," Aerophysics is situated at 6767 llollister Avenue, about 
eight miles north of Santa Barbara. 

;Vi-il 11. 1958 109 


Johanna E. Tallrnan v.dll participate this afternoon in one of the programs of the S>in- 
posiurn on Documentation which have been held for three days at the USC School of Library 
Science. Included in the matters under consideration have been Problems of Information 
Retrieval , Communication and Documentation, Mechanical Translation, /\pplication of liigli- 
Speed Computers to Information Retrieval, and System Designs and Operation for Practical 
Purposes. James \V. Perry, Director of the Center for Documentation and Communication Fte- 
search at the School of library Science, Western Reserve University, has been one of the 
leaders of the Symposium. Martha 3oaz, Dean of the School at USC, was Qiainiian of the 
Planning Committee. 


John E. Smith, City and County Librarian of Santa Barbara, and formerly head of our 
Acquisitions Department, has accepted an appointment to serve for one year as Librarian of 
the Institute of Administrative Affairs in Tehran, Iran, an agency located at the Univer- 
sity of Tehran and operated by the Graduate School of Public Administration of the Lhiver- 
sity of Southern California, under the auspices of the United States International Coopera- 
tion Administration. He plans to leave for Tehran in mid-June v/ith his family with complete 
confidence that the library will be operating smoothly in its modernized quarters before 
that time." (Tlie Santa Barbara Library is now undergoing extensive remodeling, reconstruc- 
tion, refurbishing, and enlargement of its main building. ) 

The Acting Librarian during Mr. Smith's absence will be L. Kenneth Wilson, also for- 
merly of our staff. Mr. Wilson was a member of our Circulation Department both before sind 
after attending library school at USC. He worked part-time at the Clark Library during his 
library school course. And Mrs. Wilson (Wilma Fledderman) was a member of our Catalog De- 
partment for a number of years. 


From Asbury Park, New Jersey, comes a clipping about our Maria Romero and one of our 
recently employed student assistants, to prove once again vhat a little place this world is: 

You can't get away from Asbury Park, no matter how far you go, " comments 
Robert E. West, Neptune, in a letter from the University of California at Los 
Angeles, where he is a sophomore, to his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Robert West. 

Young Robert recently applied for a student job in the UQ^A library, and 
his application was processed by Miss Maria iTOmero, sister of movie star Cesar 
Romero, and former Asbury Park resident... Bob writes that Miss Romero remi- 
nisced about Asbury Park High School where she taught history eind Spanish from 
1928 to 1937, and spoke of the many Shore friends and former students she still 
keeps in touch v/ith... P.S. : Bob got the job. 


Some of the better periodicals are now balanced so precariously between life and 
death that tliey are predicting their own demise. John Lehmann, whose London Magazine has 
given reassurance for four or five years now to readers still mourning the loss of such 
magazines as Horizon, writes in his April issue that it is doubtful whether The London 
Magazine will be around much longer. ' The existence of a literary magazine is always pre- 
carious, " lie says, and in spite of the continuing loyalty of subscribers and advertisers 
and the generosity of our publishers, which helped so much to tide us over our crisis of 
two years ago, we look like coming- -soon-- to the end of our resources. I have never been 
prepared to run a literary magazine without paying at least a minimum reasonable fee to 
contributors: if we have to take to the boats, it will be after breakfast has been served. 
Out there is not much time before that crisis occurs- -unless our S.O.S. is heard." 

■^■^0 UCLA Librarian 


A collection of published and unpublished manuscripts of that most entertaininpj of 
bibliophiles, [folbrook Jackson, Unov^ to book collectors for his Anatomy of Bibliomania 
and Ihokman's Holiday, has been purchased by the Friends of the VQJK Library for the Depart- 
ment of Special Collections. Tlie manuscripts of published works are Great Soldiers, which 
was published under the pseudonym of Geore;e Henry Hart in 1909, Great English Novelists, 
1908, and The Eighteen Nineties, 1913. All of the manuscripts sliow revisions and correc- 
tions. Tlie unpublished manuscript entitled Lords of Language was intended as a sequel to 
Bookman's Holiday and was in an advanced stage of preparation at the author's death. 

Menoria Technica is the author's own eclectic commonplace book, kept from about 1919 
to 1941, in a notebook of 194 pages v/hich the author indexed. It contains apliorisms, 
essays on book collecting and other subjects, notes for future works, comments on favorite 
authors, passages of autobiography, and reports of some overheard conversations in Cockney 
("Overheard liussell St., Covent Garden. A filthy wet & cold morning. Carter (to another 
of the craft): 'Wot's ther matter wiv ther wevver? 'Avin' yer share of it aint yer?"). 
The handwriting is a j oy to read--neat and completely legible. 


Jolin Carter's "Michael Sadleir: A Valediction," in The Book Collector (London), ^ring 
1958, will be read with special appreciation here, as the following opening paragraphs will 
suggest : 

I have said elsewiiere that Michael Sadleir was, in my judgment, the most 
accomplished book- col lector of our time. Tliere were--there are- -col lectors 
carrying heavier guns, with a wider range, tliain he; and collectors of his calibre 
equally devoted and highly distinguished in their own specialities. Even in his 
own and nearby fields a small handful of connoisseurs (he liimself would probably 
have cited Richard Jennings, M.L. Parrish, Carroll Wilson and Wilmarth Lewis) 
could match him in imagination, or sensibility, or knowledge, or experience, or 
pertinacity, or alertness, or tectmical delicacy, or tactical shrewdness, or 
boldness of decision, or market prescience, or the capacity to attract and retain 
the goodwill of the booksellers: but none, I think, combined all these qualities 
in such a degree as Michael Sadleir. And though his best-known collections went, 
after he had made them and used them, to enrich other shelves--the Trollopes (via 
Parrish) to Princeton, the Gothick novels to the University of Virginia, the 
nineteentli-century fiction to the Lhiversity of California at Los Angeles--he 
retained his virtuosity to the end. 

1 would also say (picking the adjective with equal care) that Sadleir was 
probably the most influential bibliographer of our time, Tliough he had been 
President of the Bibliographical Society and Sandars Reader at Cambridge lie was 
not, nor did he aspire to be, a bibliographical pundit. Among his contemporaries, 
indeed among his juniors, there were and are bibliographers more fully dedicated, 
more professionally thorough, more diligent, better technically equipped, v/orking 
in broader terms. Yet quietly, by example, by comment and by personal influence 
rather than by precept or dogma, Sadleir revolutionized our bibliographical ap- 
proach to books of the machine-printed and edition-bound era. His Evolution of 
Publishers' Binding Styles (1930) was a slight- seeming book; but it would be hard 
to name a more fertile one in its Idnd. His bibliograohy of Trollope is not 
merely a model author-bililiography: it enlarged the dimensions as well as deepening 
tlie penetration of the instrument. Tlie results, published over the years and 
culminating in XIX Century Fiction (1951), of his study of Pegency and Victorian 
autlior-publislier relationsldps, piJalisliing practice, distribution methods and 
reading habits could only liave been acliieved by a man wlio was at the same time 
an autlior, a publislier, a bibliographer and c collector. 

;Vril 11, 1958 111 


Our recent article on the Southern and Midwestern Books Competitions {UCLA Librarian, 
March 14), containing our interested reference to the geographical allocations of the two 
shov/s, has brought this clarification from Lawrence S. Hiompson, Director of Libraries at 
the University of Kentucky: 

Tlie Southern Books Competition arbitrarily includes all states in the 
Southeastern and Southwestern Library Associations, thus extending as far 
north as Kentucky and as far west as Arizona (but excluding West Virginia, 
Missouri, Maryland, Delaware, and District of Columbia). Why sliouldn't the 
Southwestern Library Association extend its limits over into Southern Cali- 
fornia? A little competition from Ritchie and Fruge might be a v/holesome 
thing for book production in our region. Moreover, if you can recommend to 
us some good printers in the states of Sonora, Chihuahua, Cocdiuila, Nuevo Leon, 
or Tamaulipas, I'll try to talk the directors of the S\^LA into including them 
for our convenience. . . 

As for Kentucky, that great Commonwealth that didn't join the Confederacy 
until after Appomattox, \\iiere Jeff Davis and Abe Lincoln were bom within a 
few miles of one another, I can only remind you. Sir, that we were the west a 
full half century before one Agustin Vicente 2[amorano ever got his fingers dirty 
on a press. And when we decided to extend the benefits of western culture to 
California, it was one of our Kentucky alligator- horses, Joseph Dbckrill, who 
probably set the first stick of type in Monterey in August 1846... 

Since such vital areas of the Southwest are now seen to be the province of Kentucky 
and the Southeast, geopoliticians of the Far West will please get busy redefining the limits 
of this region, which presumably should extend to the Galapagos Islands on the south, Mid- 
way on the west, and the Qjeen Qiarlottes on the north. We should not, of course, lay 
claim to anything farther east tlian a line five hundred feet easterly of Cimarron Street 
(Los Angeles 18). This will make available to Mr. Tliompson's Greater Southeast such former 
V/estem printers as Dahlstrom, Hoffman, Marks, and Ritchie. Qieney, of La Cienega Boule- 
vard, will still be on our side. 


The Supreme Court on Obscenity, Writing for the first issue of the new journal, 
Columbia University Forum, Winter 1957, Walter Gellhorn invites critical attention to the 
"Decision Nobody Noticed," a ruling of the Supreme Court last June in certain bookseller 
cases that obscenity is not within the area of constitutionally protected speech or press. 
Obscenity is defined by the Cburt as appealing to "prurient interest," i.e. having "a tend- 
ency to excite lustful thoughts. " Concurring with the dissent of Justices Douglas and 
Black that the Court's ruling seems to sanction punisliment for provoking subjective reac- 
tions ratlier than for overt acts or anti-social conduct. Professor Gellhorn, of the Columbia 
Law School, objects further that obscenity is but a reflection of subjective, unstandard- 
ized, and inarticulate impressions, varying not only from person to person, but from time 
to time and place to place. He doubts in the extreme that censorhip, however exalted by 
this recent judicial opinion, can ever eliminate or moderate immorality and crime, because 
their causes lie elsewiiere than in reading matter. 

T}ie Library ' s Business is Books. From a sornewliat unexpected quarter comes a strong 
plea for the library as a scholarly retreat, rather thein a community recreation center for 
television fans, poetry and garden clubs and assorted discussion groups. Leland Hazard, 
Vice-President and CJeneral Counsel of the Pittsburgh Plate Glass Company, states flatly 
that "Tlie Library's Business is Books," in the Saturday Review of March 22, an issue dedi- 
cated to National Library Vfeek. The book, he says, is the catalyst which brings into re- 
action tlie tlioughts and emotions of the changing generations, the record from which men 
extrapolate from the ephemeral now to the eternal future, llie library must be the quiet 
place, the withdrawn place, where the old record may speak, far from the sound of the crowd, 
to fresh minds and to new hearts. 


UCLA Librarian 

The University Library in India and America. In America, the participation of the 
university librarian in policy framing and all matters of importance affecting the insti- 
tution is regarded as an absolute prerequisite to coordinated, effective library service 
and administration. In the September 1957 issue of the Indian Librarian, P. K. Danerjea, 
Assistant Librarian, Agra University, follows this comment with some rather liarsli words 
concerning the status of university librarians in his own country, as he writes of "Amer- 
ican Libraries as Viewed by an Indian Librarian. " Tlie universities of India, he says, are 
not aware of the fact that the library is central to the educational scheme. Tlie library 
must be freed from the whims of academicians and organized on a scientific basis. Far more 
attention is paid to beautiful buildings and expensive equipment than to the librarians, 
who are always a neglected lot in the organization and administration of the university. 
Mr. Banerjea visited the Lhited States last year under the India Wieat Loan Educational 
Exchange Program. His comments are an interesting supplement to the previously noted im- 
pressions of other members of the exchange group which appeared in the Indian Library 
Association Journal for January 1957. 


If you look under Earth in the 1957 Index to the Monthly Catalog of United States 
Government Publications, you will be advised to See Satellites. 


The seventeenth exhibition of Western Books, sponsored by the Bounce & 
Coffin Qub of Los Angeles, will be shown in the Main Library from April 15 to 

Reference Works in Paperbindings" is a showing in the Ihdergraduate Li- 
brary of books in inexpensive form suitable for the university student's per- 
sonal reference collection. 

The Biomedical Library and the Division of the History of Medicine have 
prepared an exhibit on "The Rise of Russian Science" for the month of April in 
the Library and the first floor halls of the Medical School. 

UCLA Librarian is issued every other Friday by the Librarian's Office. 
Editor: Everett Moore. Assistant Editor: James R. Cox. ^Contributors to this issue: 
Donald V. Black, Elizabeth S. Bradstreet, Louise M. Darling, Ridolf K. Engelbarts, Robert 
E. Fessenden, Alice M. Humiston, Paul M. Miles, Betty Rosenberg, Helene E. Schimansky, F. 
Brooke Wliiting. 




Volume 11, Number 15 April 25, 1958 


At yesterday's meeting of my class our guest was Jal<e Zeitlin, antiquarian bookseller 
and friend of libraries, wliose gifts as a raconteur can be traced in part to his Texas 
origin. A weel; before, as we were closing the section on public libraries, our guests were 
City Librarian Harold llamill and County librarian John Henderson, who valiantly resisted 
the students' efforts to merge their two systems. Che of tlie great advantages of a book 
career in Southern California is the cordial community feeling among all wiio have to do 
with books. 

Tomorrow many of us will be in Claremont for tlie CLA Southern District meeting. I 
will be joining Dorothy Drake in a recruiting program for the student assistants attending 
the Conference, seeking to present some of the satisfactions of a library career. 

We have retrieved from divers sources information that Mrs. Tallman made a notable 
contribution to the Symposium on [bcumentation held recently at USC, on which she has 
commented elsewhere in this issue. Her special assignment was to point out some of the 
ways university libraries may take advantage of newly developing techniques for organizing 
the materials of research, and her report to the Librarian's Conference was in her best 
vein of fact and good humor. 



Mrs. Mary Feyk, who has joined the Acquisitions Department as Secretary- Stenographer, 
received her B.A. from UCLA in 1953. 

Mrs. Buth Anzalone has returned to the Catalog Department as Senior Library Assistant. 

Daniel Gould has transferred from the Catalog Department to the Circulation Department, 
and has been reclassified from Typist-Clerk to Senior Library Assistant. 


On April 10, matters considered were the organization and distribution of the Univer- 
sity's map resources in the Library and in interested departments; recommendation of the 
Special Libraries Conference on orientation tours to branch libraries; and resumption as 
soon as possible of subject cataloging in the main public catalog for- books in branch li- 
braries. At the April 17 meeting discussion was concluded on branch library tours; and 
Johanna Tallman reported on the recent Symposium on Documentation held at USC. 

ij^ UC2A Librarian 


Jului (hi'f.n Ward, rcprcsfiit at i ve ol tin- Tv ".' Vuil iiflur of tl^o Oxftird 1 'n i vorsi ty Prt^ss, 
visited tlic Music lihiary on i\iri\ 3. 

Professor and Mrs. Arturo M. (kierrera, of tlie I'liiversity of tlie Philippines, fViezon 
City, visited the Main Library and the lilucation library on April 7. Professor Guerrero is 
Assistant to tlio President and Registrar, and Mrs. (iierrero is librarian of the College of 

Ihbert Treacy, head of tlie reserve and plioto^raphic services of the llonnold library at 
Qarcmont, visited the liljrary on April 4. 

liichard Bard, of Somis, California, son of tlie late Senator 'lliomas liard, was shown the 
Library by lindley liyniifn on April 8. 

lial[)h Moritz, Head of the Catalog Department of the Vermont Cainpus Library, Los Angeles 
State College, visited the Catalog Department on April 8. 

Edith Rich, liigineering and Map Librarian at the University of Utah, was a visitor to 
the Main Library and the Home Economics Library on April 9. 

Visitors to tlie Qiemistry Library on April 7, 8, and 9 were J. rt'. Williams, professor 
of Qiemistry, of the University of Wisconsin, George W. Campbell, of the U.S. Borax Research 
Corporation, and Professor Heinz Gerischer, of the Max-Planck Institute, Stuttgart, Germany, 
all of whom participated in Qiemistry Department seminars. 

Donald Davie, Fnglish poet and critic, and visiting professor in the Ehglish department 
on the Santa Barbara campus, and Kenneth Millar, writer, of Santa Barbara, visited the Li- 
brary on April 17 with John H. Smith, City and County Librarian of Santa Barbara. Mr. Davie, 
who has been a Fellow of Trinity College in Dublin, will return to his own University of 
Cambridge as a University Fellow, next fall. 


Tlie Staff Association Executive Ikiard has voted to contribute $25 to the Cancer Re- 
search Foundation of the Medical Center in memory of Sadie McMurry. 


The current Fjchibition of Western Books, closing today in the Main Library, is the 
seventeenth sponsored by the Bounce & Coffin Club of Los Angeles, an informal organiza- 
tion of printers, librarians, booksellers, and other bibliophiles. Each year since 1938, 
except for three war years, the Qub has displayed examples of the finest printing crafts- 
manship produced in the F"ar West. This year its judges, Albert Shumate, M. D. , of San 
Francisco, and lV)bert J. Woods and Muir Dawson, of Los Angeles, selected thirty-seven books, 
from a total of fifty-two submitted, representing the work of seventeen Western printers. 

Two books in the Exliibition were rated "excellent" by the judges: Mapping the Trans- 
mississippi West (Grabhom Press) and Printing for Theater (Adrian Wilson), both products 
of San Francisco. 

Hie books will be shown in thirty-eight libraries in eleven states and British 
Columbia, on two cxliibit circuits. One will extend, in addition to points in California, 
Arizona, New Mexico, and Colorado, to Iowa State College, the Lhiversity of Kansas, and 
Mount Union College, in Ohio. Hie other will go to Northern California, tlie states of the 
Northwest, and to the University of I5ritisli Columbia. Hie Co-Chairmen of this year's 
F.xhihition are Philip S. Ik-owii, bookseller of I'asadena, and Lyle M. Wright, of the Hunting- 
ton Library. 

;Vril 25, 1958 115 


"lVelu<le to the Civil War Centennial, 1961," an exJiibit of ,Vnerican Civil War memora- 
bilia, will be shown in th.e Exliibit Poom of the Library from April 28 to May 16. The 
materials liave been assembled from personal collections of members of the Southern Cali- 
fornia Civil War Round Table, under the direction of Justin Turner, its president. Tlie 
exliibit reflects the immense and steadily increasing public interest in the Civil War and 
the materials associated with it. Letters, documents, and newspapers will be surrounded by 
an impressive array of swords, muskets, uniforms, portraits, canteens, lithographs, per- 
sonal belongings and equipment of many kinds, and even recovered Minie balls and sliell 

llie Undergraduate Library's exliibit from April 28 to May 16 will be devoted to monu- 
mental books concerned with the Civil War era: works wiiich have come to be regarded as 
classics in the interpretation and understanding of this tragic period. 


Our three University of Wasliington School of Librarianship interns, llillis Griffin, 
Maxine Kennedy, and William Matheson, have completed their work with us and have returned 
to resume their studies in Seattle. During their several weeks liere they were given a 
somewliat accelerated orientation to the departments of the Main Library and several of the 
branches and visited other library services on the campus more briefly. For a major part 
of their time they performed many of the duties of library staff members (Messrs. Griffin 
and Matheson in tlie Reference tmd Ribliograpliy Section of the Main Library, and Miss 
Kennedy in tlie Biomedical Library). Tliey paid visits to the Qark Library and to the 
Huntington, and other libraries in the region, and they had a brief Saturday- afternoon look 
at the library on the Santa 13arbara campus. They put in also at a number of bookshops in 
and around Los /Vigeles, paying a special call on Dawson's, with whom Miss Dorothy Bevis, one 
of their professors at Washington, formerly worked. From the Library's viewpoint, at least, 
this year's group from tlie Northwest provided a most pleasant and profitable association. 


At tomorrow's annual meeting of the Southern I^strict of the California Library Asso- 
ciation, at the Associated Colleges in Qaremont, Pichard Armour, writer, and Professor of 
EJiglish in Scripps College and the Qaremont Graduate School, will speak on 'Otie Little Book 
Out of Many Big Ones" at the morning meeting in Bridges Hall ("Little Bridges"), fegistra- 
tion and coffee hour will be at 9:15, and the General Session will start at 10 o'clock. 

Following luncheon in Frary Hall and the Harwell and Gibson Dining Rooms, section 
meetings will be held, including one of the College, University, and Research Libraries 
Section, for a discussion of 'Increasing Library Resources Tlirough Cooperation." A con- 
current meeting of the CLA Recruitment Committee will present a program for student assis- 
tants. Several of our student assistants will attend the day's meetings as guests of the 
Library and the Staff Association. 


Mr. Powell v/ill be the speaker at the Annual Meeting of the Friends of the Bancroft 
library, in Berkeley, on May 4. His subject will be "Landscapes and Bookscapes." 


Mr. Powell's article, "In It Together," which was first published in the Antiquarian 
Bookman for July 9, 1949, is reprinted in the tenth anniversary number of the AS Bookman's 
Yearbook. It had originally been delivered as an. address at the organizational meeting of 
the Southern California Chapter of the .Antiquarian Booksellers Association of America, in 
I^s Angeles, on May 11, 1949 


UCLA Librarian 


A Sadleir Collection Manuscript 

9iortly after the acquisition of the Sadleir Collection of nineteenth- century fiction 
in 1952, the Library approved a policy of purchase of the manuscripts of novels in the col- 
lection. It soon developed that manuscripts rarely come into the market these days, and 
that v/tien they do, they fetch premium prices. But a few weeks ago, through the joint 
efforts of the Friends of the Library, the Department of Special Collections, and the 
Department of English, the Library was fortunate enou^ to procure the manuscript of Robert 
Buchanan' s The Shadow of the Sword, a three-decker published by ESentley in 1876. 

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Robert Buchanan 
was a prolific writer 
of lyric verse and 
fiction \*^ose name 
is perpetuated chiefly 
by an acrimonious 
pamphlet war in lAich 
he was the central 
figure. In 1871 he 
attacked Dante 
Gabriel Fbasetti and 
other Pre-Raphaelite 
poet-painters in "The 
Fleshly School of 
Poetry," an article 
more notable for 
rancor and audacious 
epithet than for 
sweet and judicious 
Rossetti's masterly 
reply in the same 
vein, "The Stealthy 
School of Criticism, " 
was so devastating 
that Buchanan won 
thereby a kind of 
unenviable immortal- 

It is unfortu- 
nate that most stu- 
dents today know 
Buchanan only in this 
connection, for his 
writing, though un- 
even, has much genuine 
merit. Its poetry is 
colorful and highly 
imaginative, but end- 
lessly, and fatally, 
facile. Indeed, he 
had all the virtues 
except good sense. 
His novels, of which 
The Shadow of the 
Sword was the first 
and, happily, the 
best, were very 

April 25, 1958 


popular, \tost of 
them are conventional 
love stories, but 
The 3iadow of the 
Sword is a pacifist 
novel, having for its 
hero a Breton fisher- 
man wiio is a consci- 
entious objector in 
the Napoleonic wars, 

Tlie manuscript 
itself has been care- 
fully preserved and 
is in excellent con- 
dition. Duchanan was 
a beautiful callig- 
rapher, packing every 
inch of his 5x8 
sheets with as many 
as 750 meticulously 
written words. There 
are many alterations 
but no illegibility. 
It is good to have 
this manuscript, and 
one hopes that it will 
be only the first of 
many to complement 
our most distinguished 

Bradford A. Efcoth, 
Professor of 
Ehgl i sh 

The two pages 
of Buchanan' s 
manuscript are 
reproduced in 
exact si ze. 


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Three of our former student assistants are among the nine students on the Los Angeles 
campus wiio have been awarded one-year grants by the Wbodrow Wilson National Fellowship 
Foundation. The fellowships are awarded to students who are interested in preparing for 
college teaching professions. They are Carolyn Calvert (Catalog Department and Art Library), 
English language and literature; Judith Eisenstein (Bibliographical Assistant), Ehglish; 
and Barbara Meyerhoff (Circulation Department), sociology. 

jjg UCLA Librarian 


A large collection of liistorical aiid critical materials rolatiriR to films, belonging 
to Harold Iconard, lias been presented to the fjepartment of Special Collections by Mrs. 
Leonard, in memory of lier liusband. Mr, Leonard, a film critic and historian and a member 
of the ilieater /\rts faculty, died in November of 1956. 

The collection consists of clippings, stills, pamphlets, film catalogues, study guides, 
ephemera, and files of film periodicals. Of special importance is a complete file of 
Close Up. a rare and important critical Dritisli film quarterly published from 1927 to 1933. 
Also included are valuable files of other periocLicals in the field. 


llie Library has received a copy of a special edition of Cahiers de Bruges devoted to 
the proceedings and resolutions of tlie Conference on Atlantic Community held in Bruges last 
September under the a\ispices of the College d'F'Jurope and the University of Pennsylvania. 
Qiancellor llaymond 0. Allen attended as a participant and member of the American Preparatory 
Committee. Dean Neil 11. Jacoby, of the Graduate School of l\isiness Administration, presented 

a paper entitled "Tlie Ible of Anerican Private Enterprise," as a part of the discussion of 

" The Atlantic Community and the Under- Developed Countries. " 


fbbert L. Collison, Inference Librarian of the City of Westminster FNiblic Libraries in 
London, wlio served as a visiting member of our Inference Department in 1951-52, has written, 
in Vie Librarian and Book World for November 1957, an account of a unique conference of 
EJLiropean librarians held last October in Bnisscls, under the title, 'American Afterthouglits. " 
Tliirty librarians from thirteen countries, all of wliom had visited libraries in the Lhited 
States, met at the invitation of the Belgian Ministry of lulucation and the American Embassy 
in Brussels to discuss the American system of librarianship and its applicability to 
luiropean libraries. "Tliere was some hard-hitting on both sides," he says, "and what may have 
started as a bright idea finished as something memorable in the minds of those who were 
fortunate enough to attend, " Anong those wlio helped to direct the conference was Douglas 
Bryant (formerly of UC at I'jerkeley), wlio had once directed the U.S. Information Service 
library in London, wtio gave an address on "American Librarianship at Mid-Century," and 
'who never flagged in his efforts to answer all the difficult questions put to him." 

Broadly speaking," Mr. Collison writes, "only the British were solid on the American 
system, and even then, with important reservations. Hie librarians from West Berlin, the 
Netlierlands, Switzerland, France, Italy, Spain, Luxembourg, etc., were frankly sceptical." 
Tlie discussions ranged over such matters as library education, technical problems of biblio- 
graphy, indexing, classification, administration, union catalogues, and storage libraries. 
Mr. Collison concludes that the opportunity the conference offered to air a great diversity 
of viewpoints had been a heartening experience and that the one bond of common Anerican 
experience had become strengthened and developed by three days of fearless discussion. " 


Johanna Tallman, our Ehgineering Librarian, who attended and participated in the recent 
three-day "Symposium on Documentation, or a Study of Information Retrieval Systems" at the 
Ihiversity of Southern California, brings back word that the human librarian and the card 
catalog are not yet entirely replaceable by meciianical brains. Slie has reported for us 
below on this conference \viiich drew 120 librarians, mainly from California, but with some 
from Arizona, Texas, Utah, Oregon, and Washington. "Tliere was a fairly heavy and articulate 
sprinkling of the men who design, plan, and build the variety of machines for documentation 
purposes, " siie says. Here are her conments on the Symposium: 

If you were to ask a librarian for a red book, about twelve inches high, on 
philosophy, published about fifteen years ago in Berlin, he will before long bring 
you a book ten inches high, bound in orange, published twenty years ago in Leipzig, 

April 25, 1958 119 

and on psycliolo^y, and that is tlie very one you really meaiit. llie more logical" 
and "sophisticated" information retrieval machine would be liard put to come up 
with the item that the patron had aslced for in sucli unprecise descriptors." 

Ijhrarians liave been in tlie information retrieval business for years, but 
tliey call it "reference worl;, " catalogint;, " or " findint,' and ^ivin?^ infomia- 
tion." Althou^rh machines liave lately come into the picture, there is a limit 
to their ability to think. Several spealters empliasized that humiin intellectual 
effort is still required to feed information into macliines. It judgment, 
intuitive fcelinp;, creative thinkinj^, to plan what the machine should do. 'fliis 
was acknowledged even by tlie most ardent proponents of machine storage and 
retrieval systems. 

A variety of academic disciplines are concerned with some of the retrieval 
problems now under study. In addition to serving the expected fields of 
mathematics and engineering, there is need also for specialists on semantics, 
logic, grammar, pliilosoph.y, linguistics, physics, classification, and other 
subjects. riie university is considered to be a center of intellectual activity, 
and the library as the heart of the university. University librarians cannot 
ignore this new aspect of intellectual activity. (Even LCP would have been 
pleasantly surprised at references to B K S, such as Zipf's Hiiniaii Behavior 
anil the Princiiile of Least Effort, and Margenau' s Vie Nature of Physical Reality.) 

Die university library should be prepared by having books and journals on 
documentation, information retrieval and related topics in its collections, 
and some of the librarians should know something about the subject, its litera- 
ture and terminology. Information is the librarian's specialty, and tlie 
librarian's knowledge of the library user and the collection is important. Tlie 
librarian can aid the research staff interested in machine documentation by 
studying user needs, by canparing present user systems, by drawing on his 
experience and knowledge, so tliat the joint efforts of the research man and the 
librarian will push for the solution to complicated research problems through 
various information systems. 

Vfe should find out to what extent we can get machines to do part of the 
things w^iich have been done by people in the past. Ilien we can investigate how 
useful this partial aid is. f.lachines can find tlie record of previous experience 
by recording knowledge in such a way as to extend human memory and knowledge. 
Tlie literature on metals and metallurgy lias been coded and put on magnetic 
tape by the Documentation I'esearch Center at Western Peserve University. This 
tape could be loaned, sold, or exchanged with other universities who might code 
the literature on mathematics, for example, or geology, or any large field of 
knowledge. Thus a type of " Faniiington Plan" of cooperative indexing and machine 
storage of literature on subject fields could be carried on, and each university 
library would be aljle to acquire the appropriate tapes, cards or films for the 
use of its patrons. Tlie entire contents of Physics Abstracts, Engineering Index, 
and similar indexes could be run off in a fraction of the time it would tal^e a 
person to check several entries in each separate volume. And the machine doesn't 
get tired or bored with such searching. The librarians and their patrons would be 
freed to mal^e use of the references presented so readily by the machine, as its 
contribution to the total intellectual picture. 


"Tlie basic function of the American Library is not literary at all, but biological," 
said the radio broadcaster, Edward P. Morgan, the other day. "It provides the stone steps 
on wiiich the younger set find it convenient to keep their dates. As for exploration of the 
inside of the building, statistics suggest that the U.S. population is more familiar witii 
the interior of the Mammoth Cave." Tlie /\merican Broadcasting Company commentator opened 
his remarks of March 20 vdth these gloomy observations in recognition of National Library 


UCLA Librarian 

Week, and went on to say that "A well read citizen may well be an object of suspicion." 
ile pointed out that the governor of Indiana "has refused to let the Hoosier state partici- 
pate in the federal library services program" because "he tlunks the government is trying 
to brainwasli the people of Indiana witli this service." 

Mr. Morgan referred to the fact reported in .Science, Marcli 14, tliat only twelve per 
cent of the homes constructed during the past decade have built-in bookshelves. "And in 
that suspect twelve per cent," he said, "it's a good bet tliat any real inclination to 
bookislmess is camouflaged behind a clutter of bowling trophies, television supper trays 
and playing cards on those shelves." None of wliich he belives should come as a surprise 
to a nation which spends nearly $165 million more per year on repairs to its radio and 
television sets than on buying books. 

l^sferring to difficulties tliat supporters of the Library Services Act had last year 
in obtciining adequate appropriations to fulfill its objectives, Mr. Morgan remarked that, 
"As if they believed in wiiat tl)ey were doing, as if tliey were distributing treasure, the 
library people made this money go a long way- -even tliough it represented less than nineteen 
cents in federal funds per capita of that libraryless twenty-seven million. They got club- 
women to drive bookmobiles into the mountains of Montana, the Pacific slopes of Oregon and 
the lowlands of Mississippi; they expanded rural libraries in Hawaii, established others in 
Nebraska counties which had never had a library; they bought two bookmobiles in Olilahoma 
and organized the first regional libraries in the state. 'Diey discovered a hunger for 
knowledge in science, a taste for liistory and serious non-fiction. . . 

"Tilings looked black for that cherished national attribute, ignorance. Then, in the 
nick of time, wiiile our reappraisal of our comparative educational values was at an agonizing 
pealc, the llureau of the Dudget stepped in and cut the library Services program down to $3 
million for fiscal '59, whicli would virtually suspend growth. Happy Library Week!"* 


Eight of the first fourteen places in the California State Personnel Ifeard's most 
recent examination for beginning professional librarians were won by students in the School 
of Librarianship at Berkeley, Dean Danton has announced. 


About the nicest "Let' s-look-it-up-at-tlie-library" story of the month comes from the 
San Luis Obispo County Free Library in a report from the branch at Pozo (pop. in 1950: 50), 
as published in the Library's newsletter, SLO Down! -- 

A small brother and sister dashed into the library arguing, 'I tell you 
it was a common old English Sparrow." Tlie other said "it was not. That was 
a Wiite- crowned Sparrow." Tliey made a bee-line for Peterson's Field Guide to 
Western Birds. Tl>e little girl came to my desk and said, "He was right. 
I'd like to check this book out, please." 

•But there is a happier afternote: The House of Representatives subsequently voted to 
increase the appropriation to S5 million. The American Library Association is seeking to 
obtain approval by the Senate of the full amount of the authorization, $7,500,000. 

UOA Librarian is issued every other Friday by the Librarian's Office. 

Editor: Everett Moore. Assistant Editor: James R. Cox, Contributors to this issue: 

Page Ackorman, IVadford A. Ifeoth (Department of thglisli), Eve Dolbee, ffobert Fessenden, 

Norali Jones, Frances Ivirschenbauin, Helen l^ley, Jolianna Tallman, Brooke Whiting, Florence 





Volume 11, Number 16 May 9, 1958 


Our first trip since the one to Europe last fall took my wife and me to Derkeley, 
where I spoke last Sunday afternoon to the annual meeting of tiie Friends of the Bancroft 
Library on the subject Landscapes and Fbokscapes. " Following the talk Bancroft Director 
and Mrs. George P. Hammond entertained a number of friends at a buffet supper. The day be- 
fore, we lunched with tlie David Magees in San Francisco, and dined with tlie Donald Coneys in 
Berkeley. Southbound on Monday we breakfasted with the William Wredens in Atherton, and in 
Carmel had tea with tlie Remsen Birds and called on Robinson Jeffers. It is hard to choose 
one's favorite season in California, this green spring or the golden fall. 

A week ago last Saturday I was compelled to cancel my recruiting talk at the Southern 
District. Tlie fact that Dorothy Dral'ce was there to carry on alone helped salve my regret. 

Tlie most heartening news in years about library education is the appointment of Jack 
Dalton as Dean of the Columbia University School of labrary Service. Dalton is bookish, 
humane, and mdely familiar with librarianship here and aliroad. He will continue in his 
present position as head of ALA' s International Relations office until he taltes over at 
Columbia in the summer of 1959. 

In my absence last Tuesday Mr. Williams took my class to tlie Clark Library, where Mrs. 
Davis and Mr. Conway gave them all a grand tour. 

E?efore going nortli I lunched with the branch librarians and Miss Ackerman to honor 
Rith Ebxsee, our retired Music Librarian. Ch behalf of President Sproul I presented her 
with a twenty- five year service pin. 3ie left yesterday via SAS for Copenhagen and points 
beyond, accompanied by Dbrothy McManis, former member of our Acquisitions department, now 
with the Navy Electronics Laboratory at San Diego. 

After the lunch for iVIiss Ebxsee I joined Mr. Williams at the annual meeting of the 
Latin Aiierican Studies Committee, Chaired by Professor Fitzgibbon, and then said goodby to 
Miss Noersjimah, of Indonesia, who has left for San Francisco, Portland, Seattle, and 
further points upon termination of her six months' internship in the Biomedical Library. 

Tliis week Betty Rosenberg has been resting a bit from her ten-day marathon of over- 
seeing the unpacking of the Ogden library. Sorting of the 70,000 plus voliomes is going 
forward, preparatory to the Library Council's meeting here later this month. Wilbur Snith 
has also been working steadily on this project. The Ogden is the richest and most varied 
scholarly book collection I have ever handled, and its assimilation into the statewide Uni- 
versity libraries will be one of the most nourisliing transfusions tliey have ever received. 
We are fortunate to have two such knowledgeable and energetic bookmen as Miss Ibsenberg and 
Mr. Snitli to manage this enormous operation to the point where the Council can effect the 
the library's division. 

J92 UCLA Librarian 

My Annual Report for 1956/57 has finally appeared, having been delayed by my trip 
abroad and subsequent illness. Here again Betty Rosenberg was of indispensable assistance 
in its preparation. I hope that all staff members will read this summary of their own 
work, which made last year one of the Library's best years. Copies are available in my 


Oiurles II. Martin, who has been employed as a Senior Library Assistant in the Biomed- 
ical Library, is a former Library student assistant. 

Mrs. Barbara J. Williams has returned to the staff of the Circulation Department as 
Senior Library Assistant. 

Mrs. Barbara A. Spray, Stenographer in the Ehgineering Library, has resigned to accom- 
psmy her husband to an Air Force assignment elsewhere. 


At the April 24 meeting Mr. Powell announced the appointment of a special committee to 
implement the recent decision to provide full subject cataloging in the main public catalog 
for books in branch libraries and in the College Library. Members are I\idolf Ehgelbarts, 
Jeannette Hagan, James Cox, Hilda Gray, Norali Jones, Paul Miles, Jean Moore, Johanna Tallman, 
and George Scheerer, Final recommendations on the Report of the Interdepartmental Commit- 
tee on the Public Catalog were made and accepted, and Assistant Librarian Williams presented 
a tentative draft of an ' Acquisition Policy on Dliplicate Copies for the College Library." 

The Conference on May 1 heard and accepted a report on the Translation Survey, and 
approved the taking of a Foreign Language Ability Census of Library staff members. A draft 
of a new tkiergency Instruction sheet was discussed and revised. 


Jeannette Hagan is a member of the nominating committee of the College, University 
and Research Libraries Section of CLA, Southern Division, and also of the nominating com- 
mittee of the Los Angeles Regional Group of Catalogers. 


Helen Rtioll, of the Interlibrary Loan Section of the Reference Department, was married 
on April 26 to Ray C. Bennett. 


One of tlie eight students in the School of Librarianship at Berkeley who placed high 
in the recent examination for beginning professional librarians given by the California 
State Personnel Board was Irene G. Bertulis, former assistant in the Acquisitions Depart- 


Marilyn Larson, the Librarian's assistant at the University Elementary School, has 
beon appointed Mabel Wilson Richards Scholar for 1958-59, and will study in the School of 
librariiuiship at Berkeley. Tliis is one of three $1000 scholarships awarded by the Uni- 
versity to outstanding woman scholars in the I^os Angeles area for graduate study on tlie 
I3erkeley campus. 

May 9, 1950 123 


A meeting of tlie Staff Association will be held on lliursday, May 22, at 4 p.m., at 
which the slate of nominees for the annual election in June will l)e presented by the Nomin- 
ating Committee. .^ opportunity will be offered for further nominations frotn tlie floor. 
Offices to be filled this year will be President, Vice President-President Elect, and two 
metnbers of the Executive E5oard. Ml members of the Association are urged to attend. 


Tlie third and last in the current series of programs on Ifecruitment for Librariansliip 
will be presented by the Staff Association Recruitment Committee at 4 p.m., Tuesday, May 20, 
in the Library Staff Ibom. A panel of seven staff members will present "A Student ' s- Eye 
View of Library School." The panel will include Richard Brome, Govenunent Publications 
Room; Eleanore Friedgood, Catalog Department; Marianne Johnson, Biomedical Library; Dbnnarae 
McCann, University Elementary School Library; Gordon Stone, Music Library; Lee Wehie, Ref- 
erence Department; and Loma Wiggins, Biomedical Librsiry. The moderator will be James Cox 
of the Geology Library. All student assistants and non-professional staff members are cor- 
dially invited to attend. 

Tlie Staff Association has presented fVith Doxsee, retiring Music Librarian, with a 
slide projector. 


Lulu R. O'Neal, of Dawson's Book Store, did research on the Francis Fultz Papers on 
^ril 22 in the Dspartment of Special Collections. 

Mathew Charles, Instructor at Airlangga University, Teachers Training College, Malang, 
Indonesia, visited the Ijbrary on April 23. 

Vertress L. Vanderhoff , Intex Oil Company, Bakersfield, visited the Geology Library on 
April 27. Mr. Vanderhoff, a petroleum geologist, is also a book collector and a generous 
donor to the Geology Library. 

Georgina Rosalie Galbraith, wife of Professor Vivian Hunter Galbraith of Oxford Uni- 
versity, was a visitor to the Main Library April 29. Professor and Mrs. Galbraith are 
currently engaged in research at the Huntington Library. 

Alun Michael Morgan, Counsellor and Labor Attache at the British Embassy, Washington, 
D. C, visited the Institute of Industrial 1-telations Library on April 30. 

Visitors to the Qiemistry Library on April 21, 22, and 23 were Toil Campbell, Pioneer- 
ing l^search Division, Textile Fibers Department, I. E. du Pont de Nemours Corporation; 
Arnold W'eissberger, Ffesearch Laboratories, Eastman Kodak Company; and Allen Maccoll, Pro- 
fessor of Qiemistry, University College, London, all of \\liom spoke at Chemistry Department 

Professor Fredric J. Mosher, of the School of Librariansliip at Berkeley, now on sab- 
batical leave, was engaged in research in the Library last week. 


Books of the Southwest, Number 12, New Reference Books at (XIA. Number 10, and Serials 
Titles Newly Received, Number 39, liave appeared during the fortniglit. 

194, UCLA Librarian 


Tlie new Physics Library opened its doors on April 28 after a weekend of moving the 
book collection and equipment to its new location in Fbom 213 of the Hiysics Building, 
Librarian Donald V. Black presided over a preview open house on /^pril 24 when visitors saw 
the liandsome and spacious quarters, which are six times larger than the former ones. Seats 
are provided for eighty readers and free standing open stacks and five sections of glass 
cases will allow for expansion to 16,000 volumes. Holdings now total over 6,000 volumes. 
Furtlier expansion will eventually be possible into the third floor space directly above 
the library, w^en Agriculture relocates in its new building. Against this day a dumb- 
waiter and stair case have been installed. 

Special features of the new library include flusli lighting in the reading area, acous- 
tical tile throughout, a glassed-in office for the Librarian and library Assistant, niglit 
return chute, heat screens on the south and vest windows, and a strikingly handsome black 
and white rubber tile flooring. 

New hours of service for the Physics library are Monday-Thursday, 8 a.m. -10 p.m.; 
Friday 8 a.m. -9 p.m.; Saturday, 9 a.m. -5 p.m.; and Sunday, 2 p.m.-7 p.m. The telephone 
remains the same, Ebctension 747. 


Items printed by William Morris of the Kelmscott Press and Charles Harry St. John 
Hornby of the Ashendene Press are currently on display in the Department of Special Collec- 
tions. The exhibit includes an eight-volume set of The Earthly Paradise by the Kelmscott 
Press and [lorace's Carmina Sapphica and Legends of the Life of Saint Francis of Assisi by 
the Ashendene Press. 

These fine press books were purchased with funds presented to the Library by Kappa 
Plii Zeta, former professional library society for undergraduate students planning to enter 
the Library profession. The gift represents funds which remained after the National Coun- 
cil, the Alumnae Chapter, and tlie Alpha Chapter of Kappa Phi Zeta dissolved. 


The Education Library now issues a newsletter, entitled News Notes to the Faculty. 
The first issue, dated April 1958, contains, in addition to a page of news items, a list of 
acquisitions for the month of March. 


The Los .Angeles Regional Group of Ciatalogers will hold its spring meeting at Occidental 
College on Saturday, May 17. Lunclieon at 12:30 in the college dining room in Freeman Union 
will be followed at 1:30 by a tour of the Mary Norton Qapp Library. At 2: 30 the group will 
assemble in Alumni Chapel in Johnson Hall for the afternoon meeting, to hear a welcome by 
Andrew H. Honi, Librarian of Occidental College, a report on the ALA Midwinter Conference by 
Mary Louise Seeley, Los Angeles Board of Education library, and a talk on "The Planning 
Stages of the California Processing CJenter under tl>e Library Services Act" by Miss Margaret 
W. Tliompson, Director of the Processing Cjenter, California State Library. Interested guests 
are welcome. Miss Charlotte Oakes, Pasadena Public Library, is chairman of the ftegional 
Group, and FVidolf thgelbarts is vice-chairman and chairman- elect. 

May 9, 1958 125 


An operation described by fetty Fbsenberg as a modest demonstration of the seemingly 
impossible was concluded last Friday noon as the last book in the Ogden collection was 
unpacked and shelved on level A of the new stack. The 403 wooden crates (weight circa 500 
pounds) had' been emptied of approximately 70,000 volumes, ranging in size from miniatures 
to elephant folios, \viiich were then loaded in bindery boxes and carried down two flights of 
stairs to be shelved. The operation took just nine days, under the general management of 
Miss Posenberg and the expert foremanship of Paul Olson of Buildings and Grounds, whose 
crews did the back-brealcing work in teams with a rollicking good humor (strongly inspired 
by B.R. 's zest for the job, we imagine.) 

Tlie books have not lost their patina of Ijondon grime; and they are still quite mixed 
up, botli as to subject and as to vohunes of sets. Tliey were packed in such a way as to 
save space, and without regard to logic. TTie collection will now be sorted by both chronol- 
ogy and subject, and further reports on its scope will appear later. As Mr. Powell has 
observed above, it is a treasure trove. The obvious high-points of two 3ial<espeare folios, 
a leaf of the Gutenberg Bible, scores of incunabula, and manuscripts are only tokens of 
further riches. As for Old Liibles--we have them in all sizes and shapes. 


fir\ informative article on the collections and services of the Science and Technology 
division of the Library of Congress appears in the April 25 issue of Science. The author 
is John 3ierrod, Qiief of the Division, wlio was led to write the article by his concern 
that during discussion of libraries and library services at tlie recent Parliament of Science 
organized by the Anerican /\ssociation for the Advancement of Science, participants discussed 
science collections and services of several institutions without mentioning LC s science 
collection, \^ldch is regarded as one of the finest in the world. 


"Almost from tlie beginning of organized library service the measure of the use of a 
library has been through its circulation statistics," Edward B. Stanford, Director of Li- 
braries at the Lhiversity of Minnesota observes in his Annual Report for 1956-57 in commen- 
ting on the meaning of such statistics. "To some extent such statistics have been talten to 
be a meaningful indication as to the service activity of a library. Tliey were believed to 
be sufficiently valid to become a basis for supporting requests for new staff or added 
facilities. Within the past several decades, however, such measures of the library's 
effectiveness have had less and less validity. The changing philosophy of library service 
has traveled the path from the protection or preservation of the books as a primary function, 
to a greater emphasis on use, in keeping with the library's purpose of bringing books and 
readers together. As a consequence the trend has been to place more books on the open 
shelves, for easier accessibility for all. 

"Tlie University of Minnesota libraries now have an estimated one-half million volumes 
on open shelves. (]bviously, since the use of open shelf material cannot be easily recorded, 
circulation statistics have ceased to be a reliable gauge of the Library's total use. In 
the end, the important thing, of course, is not how many books are charged out, but whether 
students are obtaining the books they need. It is very doubtful that our circulation fig- 
ures shed any light on this question. Hereafter, therefore, the Library will cease to 
maintain circulation statistics as such, and the statistical table in tiie Appe.idix of this 
report v/ill be the last to be included in this series." 

126 UCLA Librarian 


A remarkable increase in scientific and tecluiical research activity in the San Diego 
area is evidenced by the increase in the interlibrary loans handled by the Navy Electronics 
Laboratory there in the last several years, as reported by William E. Jorgensen, Librarian. 
In the year 1957 the NEL lent 2,483 items to other libraries. In 1950 tlie total number of 
publications lent was about 250. The total had risen by 1954 to about 750, and even in 
1956 was only about 1500. Daring the same period the number of items borrowed has de- 
creased slightly. 


William B. Ready, Director of Libraries at Marquette University, and formerly Qiief 
Acquisition Librarian Stanford, has sent us copies of tlie Marquette University Library 
Bulletin, which began monthly publication in January "to inform all persons at the Uni- 
versity of our assets and liabilities." Its second issue reveals that an institution 
Mr. Ready promoted at the Stanford Library, 'Intermezzo, " is now flourishing at Marquette, 
presenting displays and playing host at coffee hours and receptions. All persons on the 
Library staff are now ex officio members of Intermezzo," says the Bulletin. "Malgre lui 
every person within the Library who ever touches a book, answers a phone or keeps wheels 
within wlieels is involved, especially David Mekelburg with his brush and pen..." The list 
of events and displays so sponsored is impressive and indicates that Marquette under 
Fteady is a lively and colorful place, with books, manuscripts, antiphonals, pictures, 
posters, playbills, and art objects everywhere in evidence--and with a cup of hot coffee 
for everyone. 

LUA Librarian is issued every other Friday by the Librarian's Office. 
Editor: Everett Moore. Assistant Editor: James R Cox. Contributors to this issue: 
Page Ackerman, Marilyn Arnold, Eve Dolbee, Donnarae MacCann, Helen Riley, Betty Fbsenberg, 
Helene Schimansky, Brooke Whiting, Florence Williams. 



• • • • 


Volume 11, Number 17 May 23, 1958 


The Library Council of the University of California has been holding its spring meet- 
ing here on campus, yesterday and today. Chief item on the agenda is inspection of the 
Ogden Collection, with a view to dividing it among the campuses. All are agreed that it is 
one of the most varied, interesting, and useful private libraries ever formed. It was used 
as a laboratory one day last week for my class, now engaged with the section of the course on 
book collecting private and institutional. I found long ago that books themselves speak 
for librarianship as a way of life more eloquently than any man's tongue. 

Last night tlie Council had as dinner guests Mr. and Mrs. Lindley Dynum. Ch June 30 Mr. 
Byniim will join President Sproul in retirement, \Aose field representative for libraries 
he has been since 1941. Probably no other Californian of this era is better known than 
Lindley Bynum, in the bookish mainstreams and backwaters of California. Himself a poet, 
wine judge, raconteur, and fabled character, Lindley Dynum served the statewide University 
without the local biases which sometimes produce only lip-service of the .Sproulian ideal. 
In tlie quarter- century I have known "Pinky" [jynum I have learned much from him about devo- 
tion, loyalty, and bibliographical taste. He can never be replaced. Our abiding thanks 
and good wishes go with him and his wife to their new home in the Napa Valley. 



Mrs. Kathenne Harrant and Mrs. Helen Palmer, who recently resigned their positions as 
Librarian II in the Reference Department and Librarian I in the feserve Fbok Room, respec- 
tively, are now working part-time in those departments. 

James Gordon Umberger has transferred from a part-time position in the Library Plioto- 
graphic Service to join the staff of the Music Library as a Typist Qerk. He received his 
B.M. from the Westminster Choir College, Princeton, New Jersey, and has just completed a 
two-month tour with the Ifcger Wagner Qiorale. 

Mrs. Patricia S. Hutaff, Typist Clerk in the Catalog Department, has resigned to await 
the birth of her baby. 


Ursula Burleigh, of the Periodicals Ibom Section of the Peference Department, was 
married on May 15 to Melvin D. Martin, in Los Angeles. Mrs. Martin lias just returned from 
a visit with her family in Germany. 

128 UCLA Librarian 


TVie Librarian's Gsnference on May 8 was devoted to discussion of tlie use of the Uni- 
versity Library made by students from neighboring high scljools, junior colleges, and col- 
leges. Tlie discussion was based on study of a statistical report on the number of Refer- 
ence and Special cards issued to such borrowers, and a report by Mary f^an on their use 
of reference services. 

On May 15 the Conference concerned itself with ways of improving tlie Library's orien- 
tation program for new faculty members, and with problems involved in providing circulation 
service to faculty members from branches through the main Library. 


The University Libraries will be open for service on Memorial Day, next Friday, from 
9 a.m. to 5 p.m. , with the following exceptions: Tlie Loan and Reference Desks of the 
Biomedical Library will be open from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m.; Tlie Ilome Economics Library will be 
open from 9 a.m. to 12 and from 1 to 4 p.m.; and the Physics Library from 9 a.m. to 12 and 
from 1 to 5 p.m. Tlie Meteorology and University Elementary School libraries and the English 
Reading Room will be closed. Tlie ifome Economics Library also announces special open hours 
on Saturday, May 31, from 9 a.m. to 12. Staff members who work on Friday, with the excep- 
tion of department heads or brancli librarians, will be granted compensatory time off or will 
be paid overtime at their regular salary rate if they choose. 


Dr. Heinz Steinberg, Senator fllr Volksbildung in West Berlin, visited the Library May 
5. He was especially interested in acquisitions and cataloging, and was given a tour by 
Rudolf Engelbarts. 

Mary V. Hood, Los Angeles, was engaged in research in the Department of Special Gol- 
lections on May 6. 

Alice H. Brown, of Brockton, Massachusetts, was shown around the Library May 6 by Alice 
Humiston, former Head of the Catalog Department, 

Lucien Goldschmidt , New York rare book dealer, visited the Library on May 6. 

Mr. and Mrs. James Boswell, of the New Zealand Broadcasting Service, jVickland, who are 
visiting the United States to study problems involved in introducing television into New 
Zealand, used the Library on May 10. 

Mrs. Phyllis James, of London, adiiinistrator on the British Board of Trade, now in the 
United States on a Commonwealth Fellowship, visited the University Elementary School Library 
with her daughter on May 14. 

Visitors to the Qiemistry Library on May 12, 13, and 14 were Edwin Mueller, Research 
Professor of Pliysics, Pennsylvania State University, \hlbert Herbert Urry, Associate Pro- 
fessor of Qiemistry, University of Chicago, and Dr. Sreenivasan, of the Nutrition Research 
Institute of Bombay, all of wliom participated in Department of Qiemistry seminars. 

Tlie Engineering Library was visited on May 5 in the course of the official inspection 
of the College of Ehgineering by the Engineers Council for Professional Development by 
Professors G. It'. Housner and F.C. Lindvall of the California Institute of Technology and 
Professor L.S. Jacobsen of Stanford University. 

!\dam Clifford, Assistant Professor of Economics at San Diego State College, used the 
Institute of Industrial Relations Library in his research for a labor project, on May 9. 

May 23. 1958 129 


A spectacularly beautiful Lick Observatory photograph of the Orion Nebula provides 
the cover design for the Arinual Report of the Libraries of the University of California, 
1956/57, issued last week by the Library Council. "EScpansion and Qiange" is the theme of 
this report, the ninth unified annual report of the libraries, whicli was written this year 
by Melvin J. Voigt, Assistant Librarian on the Berkeley campus, with the help of the 
Council members. Lbnald Coney, Secretary of the Council for 1957/58 and 1958/59, is re- 
sponsible for preparation of the report for these two years. 


The Colt Press exhibit, a record of the typographical and publishing work of Jane 
Grabhom, of San Francisco, opened this week in the Library's exhibit room, to remain 

untiL June 9. The books and framed 
ephemera in the coLlection are on loan 
from the Stanford University Library's 
Division of Special Collections, whose 
Qiief, J. Terry Bender, originally 
arranged the exhibit there in 1956, 
and prepared a catalogue printed at 
the Grabhom Press. Books from the 
Jumbo Press, Mrs. Grabhom' s first im- 
print, are represented, as well as the 
distinguislied series of titles issued 
by her with William Mat son fbth and 
Jane Swinerton, under the joint com- 
mercial publishing imprint of The Colt 
Press. The venture was begun in 1938, and at the time this exhibit- col lection was assem- 
bled, thirty- five titles had been published. Both text and typography agreeably reflect 
the IBay Area's atmosphere and environment of fine printing, literary adventure, and the 
work of the printer-gourmet. 


Installation of the seismic plate over the crack on Five between Old and New Stack 
finally was made last week. Some had expected to see a shiny brass panel like the one in 
the east wing, but it turned out to be a dull affair- -tliough with forty-eight oversize 
sliiny brass screws. This was the final touch in an extended construction job which had 
been plagued with a number of last-stage delays. Moving of books had been going on for 
weeks (and will continue for weeks), and Old Stack, who used to be a reporter for this 
paper, supplied a few helpful facts about the changing scene. The last books from Six 
and Seven liave been moved to new Four, and appear relaxed, revitalized, and ready as they 
haven't been for years. Some reunions were held. Publisher's Weekly before 1950 returned 
from storage in the Mnini strati on Building to rejoin the youngsters, the Annual fteport of 
the Army Engineers resumed its rightful place in the UA' s, and tlie early volumes of Scien- 
tific American came back to consume space. All complained that they never should have 
left home in the first place. 

Old Stack feels that he and New Stack will never be truly compatible, [lis standards 
of quiet, seclusion, and "the drowsy kindness inherent in dim light," as he puts it, seem 
to belong to another way of life, In tlie new atmosphere of bustle and brightness the books 
seem to be in a receptive mood, lined up and ready to go. 


Harry Elmer Barnes, historian, now living 'in retirement' in Malibu, has written a 
note of appreciation for being alile to use the Lhiversity Library in his current research. 
"I did not fail to locate in your card catalogue every single title for wliich I was search- 
ing, " he says. "Ihis is a real testimonial to your coverage, since some of these titles 
were a bit esoteric; for example, the latest researches in astrophysics and in South Afri- 
can pJiysical anthropology..." 

130 UCLA Librarian 


Winners of the 1958 l\5bert B. Campbell Student Rook Collection Contest were announced 
by the Ijbrarian this week, after the final judging on May 6 in the librarian's office. 
Paul Jordan-Sni th, August Fruge, and Abbott Kaplan awarded first place to Miss Ix)vell 
Wood's collection on Qiltural Japan," second place to Ibbert llaynes's collection on 

Japanese Sword Furniture," and third place to David Baxter's Early Works of Upton 
Sinclair." 'ilie winners were given sales slips by Mr. Campbell indicating est ablislunent of 
their accounts for $100, $50, and $25 at his bookstore, wlien Mr. Powell and Qiairman Robert 
Fessenden met and congratulated them last Monday. Interest in the contest this year was 
the best in several years, and the quality of collections submitted was generally high. 
The winning collections will be exhibited in the Library next month. 


Books of the Southwest will start its second year of monthly publication with issue 
Number 13, June 1958. Tliat every issue appeared promptly on the first of the month--and 
with a pleasing scarcity of typographical error--is a matter of private pleasure to the 
editors (Mr. Powell, assisted by Betty Bosenberg). An average of eighteen to twenty books, 
pamphlets, and journal articles have been reviewed in eacli issue, and two supplements of 
children's books have appeared. A total of 254 books have been listed. Tliere were always 
more than enougfi books to choose from. The Southwest may be geographically arid but there 
is an author at every water hole. 

Editor Powell has restricted coverage to tlie Southwest as defined in Issue Number 1: 
Southern and Caj a California, Arizona and New Mexico, and parts of adjacent lands, with a 
few irresistible excursions into San Francisco and the Bay Area, and historical turns in 
Oklahoma, Texas, and Mexico as part of the background of the westward expansion toward the 
Pacific. Travel books, guide books, narratives of exploration, books on the cattle indus- 
try, the never-ending sagas of bad-men and marshals, novels, antliropological and historical 
works on the Indians, art books, mining and geology, legends and folklore and botany--these 
provide a diversity as varied as the colors and skies of the Southwestern deserts that 
dominate the life of the region. 


Three Library student assistants will be among tlie fourteen members of Project India 
this sunnier: Howard Harrison, until recently employed in the Circulation Department, Michi 
Itami, of the Catalog Department, and Thomas Kallay, of the Government Publications Room. 
This is the seventh annual visit to India sponsored by the University Religious Conference 
of Los Angeles. The group will fly to India in June for a stay of two and a half months. 
They will be divided into two teams, one visiting the north of India, the other the south. 


Tlie following wire was sent by the Librarian last Nbnday to Leslie E. Bliss, retiring 
this year as Librarian of the Huntington Library after forty-three years' service: 

Deeply regret cannot be present at the party this afternoon. Your long 
service to librari anship will ever be remembered and your devoted work will serve 
as an inspiration. On behalf of the Library staff here at UQLA to whom you have 
always been a good and generous neighbor, I send you hearty wishes for an equally 
f nii t ful reti rement . 


Tlie library was pleased to learn last week of the appointment as Editor of K'estways 
of Patrice Manalian, a faithful charter member of the Friends of the UQj\ lj.brary. NU ss 
Manahan, for many years Associate Editor of the magazine to wliich Mr. Powell has contrib- 
uted his montlily column "Western Dooks and Writers" for an equal number of years, has acted 
as editor since tlie death last year of Phil Townsend Hanna. 

May 23, 1950 131 


The first issue of Honnold Library Record (Tlie .Associated Colleges, Clarcmont, Spring 
1958), a leaflet published by the Honnold library Society for its manbers, recently appeared. 
In an introductory cormient, the editors remark on the perennial problem of detennining what 
shall be the collecting interests of an academic library. Under the lieading "Wliat Kind of 
Library Db We Need?" they say, 

A research library such as the Huntington, the Newberry, or the John 
Crerar, is in the fortunate position of deciding wtiat kind of library it wants 
to be. If the staff or trvistees of sucli a library wish to collect books about 
Qiinese furniture, they do so. A public library also has a degree of such 
freedom, since there the librarian acquires those books wliich lie decides best 
serve the public interests. 

A College or University library does not have the freedom to shape its 
ends, since the College library ought generally to be wliat the college needs. 
Ten years ago there was no reason why the Honnold should have had materials in 
I\tssian; but now with the courses in that language being given at Pomona College, 
and because of the scientific work being done in I\issia, the library requires 
an increasing amount of material in llissian. Three years ago there was no 
pressing need to buy materials on Southeastern Europe, or India, or the Near 
East; but with courses now offered in the Graduate Scliool in these areas, 
there is a real need for books on these subjects. Two years ago there was 
no point in acquiring engineering juunials, but since the advent of Harvey 
Mudd College, they are much in demand. 

The kind of library the Ibnnold will be then, will be determined by the 
kind of colleges we intend to have. Its objective cannot be defined more 
sliarply than are the objectives of the colleges, and they will change as the 
colleges expand and change their curricula. 


Interlingua. ETeanor Morehead describes for readers of the December 1957 Esquire a 
new, scientifically engineered language called Interlingua, combining the elements of 
Ehglish, French, Spanish, Portuguese and Italian, and to a lesser extent, German and l\issian. 
It is designed as a tool to break through the language barrier in fields wliose need for a 
conmon means of communication is urgent, primarily the sciences and technology, interna- 
tional congresses, language education, and world trade. Some twenty scientific and technical 
journals regularly publis^l summaries of all their original articles in Interlingua, and 
seven recent world congresses have used it as the sole language of translation in summariz- 
ing papers. Thirty- five years of painstaking work by scores of language experts, supported 
by grants from the Carnegie and Ifeckefeller Foundations and others, have gone into the 
development of the new language. 

For Professional Librarians Only. Ijbrari anship operates on certain basic principles 
which are equally applicalile to any library, according to Harold S. 5}iarp, Librarian of the 
Famsworth Electric Company, in advising executives on "llow to (}et the Mast from the Company- 
Owed Library," an article in the March issue of American Fkisiness. He urges them to recog- 
nize librarianslup as a profession, aid the efficient operation of a business or technical 
library as a task for a librarian. Tliough speci ali zed knowledge of a subject field is highly 
desirable, he holds that if the librarian is worth his salt, he will familiarize himself 
with the subject and learn on the job. But most important, he will know how the library 
should be operated, wfiicli is something that an engineer, however skilled he may be as an 
engineer, does not know. 

132 UCLA Librarian 

Medical Librarianship. The success of the hospital library program depends to a large 
extent on the abilities and education of the medical librarian, vAxo should be dynamic in 
personality and possessed of a great willingness to serve the hospital staff, writes 
Margaret M. O'Toole, Librarian of tlie Veterans Administration Hospital in Minneapolis. In 
an administrative summary of "Library Service" in the April 16 issue of Hospitals, Journal 
of the American Hospital Association, she observes that the librarian functions best in an 
integrated library combining the medical, nursing, and patient book services, from wliich 
point a significant contribution can be made toward raising standards of teaching and 
research and developing experimental bibliotherapy teclmiques which are proving of value to 
the doctor in treating the patient. 

In Passing. "Reading Is a Management Tool," an editorial in Chemical and Engineering 
News, April 21, counsels the executive and the scientist to use the librarian as a guide to 
important books and articles, not as a substitute reader. Two articles in the Atlantic 
for April, "l\issia's New Schooling," by Alvin C. Eurich, vice-president of the Ford Fund 
for the Advancement of Education, and "What Strangles Anerican Teaching," by Lydia Stout, 
discuss aspects of the current controversy about the educational system, a topic of more than 
peripheral interest to librarians. 


"The passion for collecting books without regard to their usefulness or 
textual merit is so recent a phenomenon in America as to have required a formal 
defence before the American Library Association in 1948." 

Thus John Cook Wyllie, Librarian of the University of Virginia, begins the chapter on 
rare books in The Concise Encyclopedia of American Antiques, edited by Helen Gomstock (New 
York: Hawthorn, 1958). In two concise and witty pages, he defines the character of book 
collecting in the United States, naming the important private collectors and librarian col- 
lectors. Sui generis is the "fetish of firstness. " "And with the unblushing immodesty of 
youtli, the first of all firsts to the Anerican are those of the first country of the 
world', namely his own. Hence the chauvinistic fanaticism over Americana." 

The remainder of the chapter consists of definitions of abbreviations and a glossary of 
terms in language that eschews jargon and is refreshingly irreverent. "Extra-illustrated: 
an extra- illustrated or Grangerized book is one whose pictures have been inversely Bowdler- 
ized; that is, instead of removing things that ought to be there, things have been stuck in 
that ought not to be there, and there is no health in us miserable offenders." Leathers : 
... Goatskins ... in Anerica are almost indiscriminately called Morocco, with no more refe- 
rence to material or place of origin than an Anerican would have in using the word hambur- 
ger' . " 

UCLA Librarian is issued every other Friday by tlie Librcurian' s Office. 
Editor: Everett Moore. Assistant Editor: Janes R. Cox. Contributors to this issue: 
Page Ackerman, Eve Iblbee, Robert Fessenden, Lteborah King,' Paul Miles, Detty Ibsenberg, 
Helene Schimansky, Florence Williams. 




Volume 11, Number 18 June 6, 1958 


This afternoon several of us are in Santa {Barbara for a meeting of the He-Men Librar- 
ians' Protective Association founded by Jolm D. Henderson, and sponsored today by John E. 
Snith and Kenneth Wilson, ostensibly to inspect the. temodeHed Public Library, actually 
to talk shop and eat dinner together. 

Last week I visited another public library and former staff member when I consulted 
books in the Fine Arts department of the Pasadena Public Library, helped by Lyle Perusse. 
City Librarian Marjorie Dbnaldson and other members of the staff made me welcome in the 
Library to which I once delivered books as Vroman's shipping clerk. 

On the same day I lunched at Occidental College with Andrew Horn. Tliat is another 
library I have known for thirty years, and under Mr. Horn's direction I found it more than 
ever a bookish and friendly place. 

Last Saturday the Clark Library held its fourth annual invitational seminar, attended 
by fifty scholars from California universities, colleges, and libraries, Ch the subject of 
Anglo-American Literary Relations in the 17th and l&th centuries papers were read by Leon 
Howard, Professor of American Literature, and Louis B. Wright, Director of the Folger li- 
brary and honorary member of the Qark Library Committee. Mr. Howard skillfully untangled 
some of the threads of Puritan thought in 17th century New Ehgland, and Mr. Wright reported 
with his usual wit and brilliance on the diary of William Byrd of Virginia, recently pub- 
lished under his editorsliip, with Marion Tinling. [5oth papers evoked lively question and 
comment from members of the seminar. Professor Hugh T. Swedenberg, Jr. was the Chairman. 
Tlie Library will issue the papers as a separate publication, as it has done for the pre- 
vious seminars, for free distribution. 

At one of the final sessions of English 195, Ray Bradbury was our guest speaker on the 
subject of reading. He also spoke of his own writing, and said that if thi'ngs get too 
noisy at home (the Oradburys have three daughters) he takes refuge in our typing room, which 
he lias found to be one of tlie quietest places in the Library. Mr. Bradbury writes all of 
his work on the typewriter, and in the midst of a dozen people doing the same, declares 
that he hears only his own inner voice. 



On Thursday, June 12, the Main Library will be closed during the Commencement 
Exercises, from 10:30 a.m. until about 12:20 p,m. 

134 UCLA Librarian 


Mrs. Louise A. Dixson has been reclassified from Senior Library .Assistant to Principal 
Library Assistant in the Institute of Industrial Relations Library, replacing Helen Peak, 
wAio has resigned to resume studies as a graduate student. 

Blanquita Maldonado, Senior Library Assistant, Catalog Department, has resigned to 
return to Washington, D.C. 


"Books at LICLA, " a display opening on June 9 in the Exliibit and Reference Rooms, will 
honor the three winners in the 1958 Robert B. Campbell Student Book Collection Contest for 
undergraduates, and will talte note also of the growth of the collections, services, and 
staff of the University Library on the Ix>s Angeles campus. 

In the Campbell Contest Lovell Wood submitted the first place collection, a group of 
works on cultural Japan. Sie wrote in her essay that a Japanese government exhibition of 
art masterpieces in the United States in 1953 "touched off in me an interest that first 
took the form of my reading many books on Japan eind seeing many Japanese movies. It has 
since led me on to become an Oriental Language major here at the University of California 
with hopes of living and working in Japan." Her search for a personal collection of read- 
ing on Japan was begun in the New Yorl; second-hand shops dealing with Oriental materials. 

For a long time," she says, tlie collection grew unconsciously. I just picked up books I 
wanted to read or on aspects that interested me as I happened across them. Gradually as 
my interests became more developed it took a certain direction... Its strongest emphasis 
is on the culture of Japan." 

Robert Haynes won second prize with a unique group of books on the artistic mountings 
and embellisliment of Japanese swords. His ultimate goal is to write a comprehensive 
history of Japanese sword furniture, a subject that has been studied in Japan for over 
four hundred years, but about which hardly more than 150 works have been written with 

Upton Sinclair's idealism and his account of defeat in a California gubernatorial 
campaign aroused tliird-place winner David Baxter's interest in the works of social criticism 
written and often published as well by this prolific novelist and founder of EPIC (End 
Poverty in California). Tlie collection was acquired at low cost but through extensive Eind 
happy hunting in second-hand shops. 

Guns, Swords, and Books," now being shown in specially constructed cases in the 
Ebdiibit Room, is a display of firearms and edged weapons from the collections of the 
Hearst family. This is the first in a series of exhibits planned for the University 
campuses at the suggestion of Regent Catherine Hearst. Tlie exhibits, accompanied by books 
and illustrative material, are intended to encourage personal and pleasurable reading on the 
part of students beyond their regular class work. The Libreiry lias supplied books illustra- 
ting contemporary employment, the general historical development, and the artistic and 
skilled fabrication of these and similar arms through five-hundred years of small arms 
usage. A reading list of selected references, prepared by Robert Fessenden, is available 
at the Inference Desk. 


A nice cold type job" is the way our monthly Books of the Southii'est is described by 
Western Printer & Lithographer- -vAiich we hope is a compliment (att: Central Mimeo). We are 
more certain they mean it compliment arily when tliey say they "wouldn't be without it." 

June 4, 1958 



MEDUCLA, published annually by the students of the UCLA Medical Center, has dedicated 
its volume for 1958 to our Biomedical Librarian, Louise Darling. In this "History of 

Medicine Edition" special recognition is 
given to Miss Darling's work with the 
Society for the History of Medical Science. 
Pictures of the Biomedical Library staff 
and of one of the Library exhibits are also 
given a prominent place in the book. Fol- 
lowing is the Dedication which appeared 
below the photograph shown here: 

"To compliment a librarian, one should 
say his library is good. To say that the 
UCLA Bio-Med Library is good would be a 
gross understatement of the truth. Our 
library is one of the finest and most com- 
plete medical libraries in the West--all 
this in the few short years the medical 
school has been open. 

"Louise Darling well deserves the 
credit for the library's current position 
of eminence. Sie started, along with Dean 
Warren, when the medical school was only an 
idea and a dream. 9ie studied, planned and 
even fought for the library design that 
she thought would be best. The results 
speak for themselves. 

Her achievements have been recognized 
by local and national library organizations 
and she is listed in'Vlho's Who in Library 
Service. ' 

"It is with a great deal of pride that we dedicate this yearbook to our librarian, 
Louise Darling. As busy as she always is she finds time to help others. She has been the 
mainstay of the Medical History Society, she has helped in planning MEDUCLA, and she un- 
failingly finds time for the individual student whenever he requests her help." 


A collection of books on Florence Nightingale has been presented to the Biomedical 
Library by Dr. Elmer IBelt in honor of Dean Lulu Wolf Hassenplug of the School of Nursing, 
on the occasion of its Tenth Anniversary. It includes letters and autographs, works by 
Florence Nightingale, and works about her and her time. In a Catalogue of the Collection, 
prepared by Kate T. Steinitz, and printed by Grant Dahlstrom, Dr. Ifelt has contributed an 
essay on "Florence Nightingale's Role in History." He points out that following ultimate 
success of her efforts to bring about military reorganization in the methods of troop 
sanitation, hospital construction, and care during war of sick and injured she turned her 
efforts toward the creation of schools for the training of nurses, and planned to create 
schools of such caliber that their graduates could assume leadership in the formation and 
direction of additional schools for nurses. 

"This is the plan of our UCLA Nursing School today," Dr. Belt says, and he believes 
the School's excellence is a reflection of her success. 'Florence Nightingale takes her 
place as a possessor of one of the World's most creative minds. From her earliest youth 
she sought out and stored up knowledge which served an original and single-minded purpose, 
the study of nursing and its elevation into a science," 

136 ICLA Librarian 


Aaron Copland, composer of New York, who recently lectured in the Music fcpartment 
and rehearsed an orchestra here for the Oj ai Music Festival, visited the Music Library 
on May 22. 

Adrian H. Goldstone, of Mill Valley, used materials on Arthur Machen in tlie Department 
of Special Collections on May 27. 

Harald L. Tveteras, Director of the Royal University Library in Oslo, and Chairman of 
the Norwegian National Commission for INESOD, visited the University Library and the Clark 
Library on May 28. During his two-month tour of the Lhited States under State Department 
auspices he has been particularly interested in studying programs of cooperative acquisi- 
tion, and he told of tlie Scandinavian variation of the Farmington Plan now being developed 
by research libraries there. 


Louise Darling was a member of the instructional staff for last Saturday's Medical 
Library Refresher Course Program in Rochester, Nlinnesota, sponsored by the Medical Library 
Association. 9ie was the instructor for the course on Acquisition, one of twelve offered. 
MariEinne Jolinson, also of the Pjiomedical Library staff, was an enrollee for the course, 'lliis 
week Miss Darling and Miss Jolinson have been attending the 57th Annual Meeting of the 
Association in Rochester. Next week Miss Darling will attend the Annual Conference of the 
Special Libraries Association in Qiicago. 


Johanna Tallman has been appointed chairman of a Joint Committee on Bool: Catalogs 
(to consider the uses of printed as compared witli card catalogs) which has been established 
by the Cataloging and Classification Section of the Resources and Technical Services 
Division and the Reference Services Division, both of the Anerican Library Association. 
Other western members are Donald M. Powell, Head of the Reference Department of the Univer- 
sity of Arizona, and George Piternick, Catalog Analyst of the Library on the Berkeley 


Edwin Kaye attended the first annual Conference on Union Research Problems, sponsored 
by the Institute of Industrial Relations, at the Hollywood Office of the Retail Qerks 
Union, Local 770, on May 21, as a commentator representing the IIR Library. The program 
for that day was centered on wage and income data available to trade union research 


Page Ackerman was elected Second Vice President of the Eta of California Chapter of 
Phi Beta Kappa at its recent annual meeting; and Lorraine Mathies has been elected Presi- 
dent of the Alpha Delta Qiapter of Pi Lambda Tlieta, National Women's Honorary Association 
in Education. 


News has been received just as we go to press that Robert L. Collison, Reference Li- 
brarian of the Westminster Public labraries, in London, who was a visiting memlier of our 
lV?f('ret\ce Department in 1951-52, has been appointed Librarian of the Britisii Broadcasting 
Corporation, succeeding Miss Florence Milnes, who is retiring next month. 

June 6, 19 ST 137 


'Fliomas Kallay, student assistant in the Government Publications Hoom, who received 
his B.A. in Political Science last January and will enter the Law Scliool in September, has 
been einnounced as winner of the Robert Gordon Sjiroul Speech Trophy. Tlie award was made on 
the basis of his scholastic record and his participation over a three-year period in de- 
bate, original oratory, extemporaneous speaking, and dramatic reading. As previously an- 
nounced, Mr. Kallay was elected this year to membership in Plii Ileta Kappa. He was a 
member of UCLA's Model United Nations team, and will be a member of tlie Project India 
group tliis sunmer. Pefore working in the Main Lil)rary he was a student assistant in the 
Biomedical Library. 

Irv Stolberg, a senior, who is a student assistant in the Institute of Industrial Re- 
lations Library, has been selected as one of thirteen college students in tlie IViited 
States to participate in the International Student delations Seminar at Harvard University 
this summer. Tlie seminar is sponsored by the National Student Association, and receives 
support from the Pbrd Foundation. Two of the four students previously chosen from UCLA, 
Irv Drasnin and Gene Preston, were also student assistants in the University Library. Mr, 
Drasnin is now a graduate student at Harvard and Mr. Preston will enter Yale next fall as 
a graduate student. 


Among groups that liave visited the Clark I^ibrary in recent weeks were thirteen grad- 
uate students of Professor Hugh Diclc's l?ibliography seminar (Fnglish 200); ten SC graduate 
music students of Professor Pauline Alderman's seminar Introduction to Graduate Study"; 
a group from UCLA's Fnglish Honorary, who gathered to hear Professor H. T. Swedenberg 
discuss "Editing Texts"; nineteen Fjiglish literature students of Father Daries' classes 
at Domingues Seminary, Compton; students from William Stroud's class in Music and Western 
Civilization at Long Beach State College; and pupils of Mrs. Hichard Zumwinkle's tenth 
grade Ihglish literature class at liniversity High School. 

Recent visitors to the Q ark Library have also included Mr. and Mrs. F. G. tloll of 
Wichita Kansas; Mr. and Mrs. G. H. Norton of Dallas, Texas; Mrs. Lulu McKain of G<lalioma; 

_ oL-.TJ. r c- _ ru if__ oj I... c A.J _r c r\ u^„ r'U„^]„„ 1,1 


Qose on the heels of John Cbok Wyllie's definition of the "extra-illustrated" or 
"Grangerized" book (quoted in the May 23 Librarian) comes another reference to grangerizing, 
in the Oxford University Press's trade paper. Suburbs of Helicon. It all began with the 
Rev. James Granger (1723-76), vicar of Siiplake, Oxfordshire, they say, with reference to 
a new book by Arthur Hayden and Cyril G. W. Cunt, Old Prints: "He wrote a 'Biographical 
History of England' and urged readers to collect engraved portraits of the worthies written 
about and insert them in the book. A six-volume edition, done after his death, had blank 
pages for this purpose, fjut where did people get the engravings? Mostly by tearing them 
out of other books. So many volumes were thus mutilated that the act became known as 
'grangerizing.' Messrs. Hayden and Bunt report the existence of a Pickwick' extended to 
50 quarto volumes by grangerizing. It was Macmillan's recognition of this love of authen- 
tic portraits that prompted that publishing house to issue its illustrated edition of 
Green's 'Siort History of the Fnglish People.' " 


UCLA Librarian 


Tlie chubby face of young Peter Schinnerel, pictured below, shone out from the front 
page of a June 1940 issue of the Assistance League News (Hollywood, California), as Robert 
Amdal was sorting some piles of old periodicals from the 1st stack level. The name was 

very familiar, for a Peter Schinnerel now 
works as a student assistant in the 
Serials Section. He is the same Peter, a 
f y /-^ilS^^^^^^^g-ZESv* - I-. ^^ junior, majoring in Ehglish, and a recent 

photograph shows that he now looks some- 
thing like the picture on the right. 

Peter came to the Lhited States from 
Vienna with his mother in 1940, and soon 
found himself living in Hollywood and en- 
rolled in the Assistance League's Day 
Nursery. He was described in the League's 
news sheet as their 'youngest and most 
appealing refugee ... fast becoming an 
American boy." (Did any Leaguers recognize 
Peter in a recent color picture in the 
Saturday Evening Post of some UCLA frater- 
nity boys engaged in a 
water battle with some 

Peter' s mother was 
a ceramic sculptor, who 
worked under the name 
of Susi Singer. Some of 
her work is now in the 
permanent collections of 
Scripps College. Peter 
intends to teach in a 
junior college, and will 
therefore continue his 
studies in English fol- 
lowing his graduation 
next year. He plans to 
be married this month. 

He is a specialist' 
in the Serials Section, 
for his excellent know- 
ledge of German makes 
him a valuable man to handle titles in that langueige. He attributes his proficiency not 
only to his having spoken Germem at home but also to the fine instruction he received in 
at Hollywood High School. Peter expresses special gratitude for being able to study here 
under such teachers as Professor James Phillips, whose Siakespeare course he says has been 
the high point of his student days. 


A book of particular interest and importance to librarians is John W. Causey's In 
Clear and Present Danger; the Present State of Our Freedoms, just published by the Lhiver- 
sity of Chicago Press. Professor Caughey maintains that in the postwar era in the United 
States there has been a contagion of demogoguery, a subversion of faith in the democratic 
way. We are confronted with the saddening fact that a regime of freedom, of 'liberty and 
justice for all,' is not as safe in the hearts of the rank and file of Anericans as it was 
even half a generation ago. " Threats to freedom of the press and academic freedom, and 
censorship in the arts and literature are prominent among the subjects discussed in some 
detail by Mr. Caughey. 

June 6, 1958 139 


The Tines Literary Supplement recently published this request for assistance in its 
letter columns: 

Sir,--Lhder the provisional title of Oft in the Stilly Night, I hope to 
write a nocturnal" study of the late C.K. O^den ( Scliolar, Inventor of Basic 
English, Antiquary, Collector-extrordinary of Rare Books and bon-vivant") who, 
as his still-sleepy friends remember, began his recreative conversations at mid- 
night, and carried them far beyond. 

I ghall be glad to hear from any of those wlio were present at those Gordon- 
square Nights' Ehtertainments, " and would be grateful for their own reminiscences 
or stories wliich th.ey would permit me to add to the proposed volume--with, of 
course, due acknowledgment. 

20, Gardnor Mansions, Qiurch Ifew, ALAN KEEN 

London, N.W. 3. 


"The largest assemblage of Somerset Maugham manuscripts, first editions, and associa- 
tion copies ever to be drawn togetlier in one place" is now being shown at the Stanford 
University Library as its annual major exliibition, and will be on view through August 1. 
Visitors to Stanford during the AL\ Conference in San Francisco will therefore have an 
opportunity to see tliis notable show. Materials have been lent from various private col- 
lections in Elurope and America and from the library of Congress, the Pierpont Morgan Library 
and the Princeton and Yale Lhiversity Libraries. A full bibliographical catalogue with a 
preface by Mr. Maugham has been prepared for tiie exliibition. 


The Sutro Library has issued an agreeably designed brochure on its collections, Sutro 
Library Through the Centuries, in wiiich its Librarian, Richard H. Dillon, has described 
the library's holdings century by century. Beginning with its one hundred and fifty 
Yemenite Hebrew manuscripts of the 13th and 14th centuries, he goes on to describe some of 
its incunabula, among which are two pirated editions of the Nuremberg Chronicle ( the 
world's first best-seller"), those of Johann Schonsperger of Augsberg, Das Buch der Croni- 
ken, 1496, and Liber Cronicarum, 1497. When Adolf Sutro created the library, Mr. Dillon 
notes, it was the largest private library in the world before the San Francisco fire and 
earthquake of 1906, wliich cut it in half. He had amassed almost three thousand incunabula, 
but all but a scant half-a-hundred were destroyed by the fire. 

Tlie Library, a branch of the California State Library, is a free public library for 
reference and research. It was organized as a private collection from 1870 to 1890. 
Sutro' s heirs presented it to the State of California in 1913, stipulating that it be 
maintained in San EYancisco. It has been housed in the San Francisco Public Library build- 
ing since 1923. llie Library has important materials for historical research in the 17th, 
18th, and 19th centuries, and in one field it "intrudes" into the 20th century, for it i' 
one of the major genealogical- reference libraries in the Lhited States and the second 
largest on the Pacific Coast. Not only may local patrons borrow for home use most of the 
genealogical books but several thousand interlibrary loan shipments are made by mail each 
year to other libraries in California. 


Gordon Williams described the building program for the proposed new research library 
to be situated nortli of the Humanities and Home Economics buildings, at the Staff Associa- 
tion Meeting on May 22, and Betty Rosenberg gave a vivid account of the unpacking of the 
Ogden collection. At the same meeting, Anthony Greco presented the report of the Staff 
Association Nominating Committee. 


140 UCLA Librarian 


Newly elected officers of the Staff Association are as follows: 

President: Mrs, Otheo F. Sutton 

Vice President, President- Elect : Constance Strickland 

Executive Board members: 

Professional: Robert Fessenden 

Mrs. Marjorie S. Mardellis 
Non-Professional: Mrs. Libby Cohen 

Mrs. Margaret Gust af son 
Mrs. Elizabeth Snith 

At the meeting of the Association on May 22, the Chairman of the Nominating Committee, 
Anthony Greco, had presented a slate of fourteen candidates, from whicli the seven new 
Executive Board members were to be elected for the year 1958-59. Three more than the 
usual number of vacancies had to be filled this year because of resignations since the 
last election. 



COLLEGE LIBRARIAN, Bored with the new 
administrative look, seeks book- connected 
job: Research, bibliography, cataloging, 
etc., outside N.Y. C. Box FP. 

--adv. in Publishers' Weekly, 
May 12, 1958. 

UCLA Librarian is issued every other Friday by tlie Librarian's Office. 
Editor: Everett Moore. Assistant Editor: .lames R. Cox. Contributors to this issue: 
Page Ackerman, Edna Davis, Eve Dqlbee, Robert Fessenden, Helen Riley, llelene Schimansky, 
Brooke Wliiting, Florence Williams. 




Volume 11, Number 19 

June 20, 1958 


President of the University of California, 1930-1958 
— who will become President, Emeritus, on July !• 

This picture was taken in the Library on February 21, 1549, at the 
opening of an Exhibition of Great Anerican DDCunents, Manuscripts, and Etooks. 

142 UCLA Librarian 


Governor l-jiif^lit spoke for many of us wlien lie said at Commencement that President 
S()roul's retirt^ent will not be credible until it has actually occurred. Seeing the Pres- 
ident receive the unprecedented [iictorate of Humane Letters recalled another Commencement, 
thirty-two years a^o at Occidental College, wlien we were among the students who witnessed 
the awarding of Com[)troller Sproul's first honorary degree; and it was this orange and 
black hood tliat he wore wlien he said farewell last week, and wliich he neatly slipped off 
to the back of his chair before rising to receive the blue and gold one. 

Fbbert Gordon Sfirou] never forgot the words of his predecessor, Benjamin Ide Mieeler, 
wtio took up his post at [Berkeley in 1899 witli the ringing call, "Give me a library and I 
will build a university around it!" In 1930 when President Sproul took office tlie state- 
wide libraries numbered 1,022,470 volumes; upon liis retirement, twenty-eight years later, 
they contain approximately 4,200,000 volumes. 

nds growth has not been accidental or haphazard. It has occurred because President 
Sproul knew that the stature of the University could never be greater than the quality of 
its libraries. As a result, their growth has been consistently urged and fostered by him. 
For twenty-two years he headed the Clark Library Committee and presided at its meetings. 
In the fourteen years I have served as University Librarian he has unfailingly supported 
every request for special grants to acquire unusual library collections, culminating in 
the swift approval lie obtained from the Itgents for the C. K. Ogden library. 

In the beginning I used to apologize for my asking ways, until the President inter- 
jected, "If you don't ask for the Library's needs, who will?" I learned early not to ask 
for the insignificant or the impossible. 

It has been an exciting, inspiring, and fruitful experience to follow the leadership 
of President Sproul, and on behalf of the IIQA Libraries, constituted of books, people, 
and buildings, I salute him with Hail and Farewell. 



Donald L. Head has joined the staff of the liiomedical Library, in the Reference-Cir- 
culation Division, replacing fbrothy Dragonette, who recently became Head of the Acquisi- 
tions Division. Mr. Ifead, a graduate of the Columbia University School of Library Service, 
worked for several years as [Psychology Librarian at Columbia, and for a year as general 
assistant and cataloger at the Los Angeles County Medical Library, lie is a native Cali- 
fornian and an alumnus of the Ihiversity at Berkeley. He will be working part-time until 
August 1. 

Mrs. Joan Maria Jensen, new Senior Library Assistant in the Catalog Department, re- 
ceived her B. A. from UCLA in June 1957 and has also done some graduate work here. Slie has 
held part-time positions as Senior Typist Clerl; with the Student Health Service and Lab- 
oratory-Helper in the Botany Department. 

Mrs. Vie Ima Kohien, new Senior Clerk in tiie Order Section of the Acquisitions Depart- 
ment, received her Elementary Teaching Certificate from Nebrasica State Teachers College, 
and has been emnloyed in the Controller's Office on this campus for seven years. 

Yvonne Hopkins, for four years a student assistant in the Circulation Department, is 
now a f\ill-time Typist Clerk in the Catalog Department. 

June 20, 195 8 143 

Mrs. Tina Louise Rosenfe Id is now employed in the Institute of Industrial Relations 
Library as a Senior Library /Assistant. Slie attended Glendale Junior College, and was re- 
cently employed by Remington Rand in Los Angeles. 

Resignations have been received from Mrs. Darlene Dieterich, Principal Library As- 
sistant, Catalog Department, to accept a position at the Rand Corporation, and Maria 
Romero, Secretary- Stenographer in the Office of the Librarian, to devote more of her time 
to responsibilities at home. 


Discussion was held at the June 5 meeting of the Librarian's Conference on Mr. Ejigel- 
barts's report on a pilot study of the refiling of long runs of subject cards in chrono- 
logical order. It was agreed that the Catalog Department should proceed with this project, 
subject to some suggested revisions, as time permits. Mrs. Tallman continued her report 
on the usefulness of partial titles, and the Conference adopted the wording of the Coryell 
Committee's recommendation on partial titles in the Public Catalog. 


Gordon Stone, Music Librarian, was recently elected President of the Southern Cali- 
fornia Chapter of the Music Library Association. 


"English [5ook Illustrations of the Eighteentfi Century" will be on exhibit in the 
Undergraduate Library during the Summer Session, beginning June 23. Books and copperplate 
engravings are being lent by Professor Qaude Jones as a visual supplement to his lectures 
in English 167 (The Age of Pope and Johnson). The principal eighteenth century illustra- 
tors represented include Hogarth, Blake, and Vertue, and among modern illustrators are 
John Austen and Ihigh Tliomson. Mr. Jones has also provided a group of Hogarth plates for 
display in the basement of the Art [}uilding. 


At a meeting last week at the West lx)s Angeles Regional Branch Library to discuss li- 
brary services to school and college students. Page Ackerman and Everett Moore represented 
the Ihiversity Library. It was called by the Regional Branch Librarian, Mrs. Eleanora 
Crowder, chairman of the newly-organized West Area Librarians' Association, and was at- 
tended by about thirty- five public, college, high school, and junior high school librari- 
ans and public school administrators. Problems of meeting growing demands on libraries by 
school and college students were discussed, and special attention was paid to the question 
of how far public libraries can reasonably stretch their leference assistance to school 
students. Tlie University Library's policies on the use of its resources by non-University 
people, including a growing number of school students, were similarly discussed in the 
light of our recent study of sucli use. A committee to be appointed by the Association 
will work on suggested policies for better coordination of teaching programs and library 
services, before the next general meeting in the fall. 


The last meeting of the year will be held by the Staff Association on Monday, June 
30, at 3:30 p.m. Progress of the Association in its various activities will be reported 
and new officers for 1958-59 will be introduced. President Riley announces that Assist- 
ant Librarian Page Ackerman will speak on a subject not yet divulged. A social half- 
hour, with refreslunents, will follow the meeting. 

^^^ UCLA Librarian 


Announcement of Rinehart & Company's intention to reissue Austin Tappan Wright's 
Islandia next fall, which Mr. Powell has been urging them to do in his essay "All That Is 
Poetic in Life," has necessitated a slight revision in this essay when it is published 
next Jfinuary with other pieces of his by the World Fhiblishing Company. In a booklet is- 
sued by Rinehart to announce the reprinting, the publisher states that "in April 1957, 
fifteen years after Islandia's publication, the Librarian of the University of California 
at Los Angeles, Lawrence Qark Powell, in a speech later published in pamphlet form, spoke 
for many admirers who had asked for the republication of this long out-of-print novel..." 
So, says William Targ, Vice President of World, to Mr. Powell, "your passion for books is 
showing tangible results." 

That is to be the title of the book of L.CP. 's essays: A Passion For Books. The 
reference in question will say that "the book was forgotten in the war, went out of print, 
and became harder to find than ^lakespeare' s Folios, for the reason that whoever read 
Islandia would never part company with his copy. In 1958 the publisher was led by public 
demand to bring Islandia back into print." 

To drum up some more advance attention for the reissue, Rinehart has also been run- 
ning a display advertisement in Publishers' Weekly and Antiquarian Bookman offering $1000 
reward ("No Questions Asked") for return of the Islandia manuscripts and maps, consisting 
of the holograph manuscript of the novel; the holograph manuscript of History of Islandia, 
ostensibly by Jean Perrier, First Consul to Islandia; the appendix to the History, with 
notes on climate, geology, literature, genealogies, etc. , of Isleindia; nineteen ink-dra\«i 
maps, some hand-colored and matted, of Islandia, its cities, geology, typical universi- 
ties, farms, etc. ; and the typewritten setting manuscript of the novel. These documents, 
Rinehart says, were on exhibit at the Philadelphia Ledger Book Fair in May 1942, and were 
lost in transit to the publisher's office in New York. 


"Information on Translation Services," an article describing tlie assistance offered 
by University libraries on tlie several campuses in finding information about local, na- 
tional, and international translation services, was published in the June 2 issue of the 
University Bulletin. Members of our staff assisted tlie office of F*ublic Information in 
preparing the article, for which libraries of the other campuses also submitted informa- 
tion about their local services. 


The Los Angeles Mirror-News interviewed a 48-year-old graduating student last week, 
Mrs. Ida Chomsky, who recently picked up her studies after an interruption of twenty- five 
years, and reported that her only disappointment has been that UCLA's proposed school of 
librarianship is not ready for her to apply for admission. 9ie has had an A-minus average 
as a Prelibrariansliip major. She can wait for a while, but wonders how long. Mrs. 
Chomsky has a ten-year-old daughter, and her husband is Rabbi Samuel Chomsky, a chaplain 
in the Veterans Administration. 


John T, Winterich points out in his article in Publishers' Weekly (May 5) on The 
Great EB, by Herman Kogan (University of Qiicago Press, 1958), that "California, if you 
were prepared to believe the first edition of the ' Ehcyclopaedia Britannica, ' was 'a 
large country of the West Indies.'" 


"Tlie man to whom every RBC television and radio producer, writer, designer and an- 
nouncer will turn to check quotations and facts from next month onwards told me today: 
'I rarely find time to look at television myself.'" 

--l>3ndon Evening News. May 12, 1958, in an interview with 
Robert L. Collison on his appointment as BUC Librarian. 

June 20, 1958 145 


With a South African Flavour. Hendrik M. Ftobinson, Librarian of the Transvaal Provinci- 
al library Service, Pretoria, Union of South Africa, has written a delightful bibliographic 
essay in the MJ^ Booklist, May 15 issue, describing a selection of books with a "real South 
African flavour" which he believes will give Anerican readers a more adequate idea of some 
aspects of life in his "land of sunshine and contrast." Flora and fauna, travel and de- 
scription, cooking, history and literature, the pervasive race problem, art and architec- 
ture are among the topics mentioned. Mr. Rabinson, a visitor with his librarian-wife to 
the United States last year, also discusses some of the reasons why South African publica- 
tions do not readily come to the attention of Anerican librarians and suggests how an ac- 
quisitions program in that area can be made easier. 

Theodore Roosevelt Centennial Exhibit. Elting E. Morison, editor of the definitive 
edition of The Letters of Theodore Roosevelt and professor of history at the Massachusetts 
Institute of Technology, writes "Some Thoughts on the Roosevelt Papers," in the May issue 
of the Library of Congress Quarterly Journal of Current Acquisitions. It is an introduc- 
tory note to the "Catalog of the Tl\eodore Roosevelt Centennial Exhibit," appearing in the 
sane issue, a major Library of Congress showing of manuscript, book, pictorial, and news- 
paper collections commemorating the hundredth anniversary of Roosevelt's birth. In his 
pithy characterization of foosevelt. Professor Morison calls him a "doer of the word, a 
believer in that salvation which is acquired by works, a man of flashing perception of 
character and situation, insatiable curiosity and having a remarkable ability to inform 
himself." His manuscript collection, for this reason, is one of the few single sources 
in which one can easily find out how things actually happen in our disorderly democratic 
process- -how things really get done. 

The National Library of Medicine. Described as the world's largest medical resource and 
the greatest contribution that Anerica has made to medicine, the unparalleled collections 
of the U.S. National Library of Medicine are the subject of an engaging article in the 
spring issue of What's New, quarterly publication of the Abbott Laboratories, Chicago. 
Having recently completed its first year as the National Library of Medicine, a metamor- 
phosis from the Library of the Surgeon General, the Army Medical Library, and the Armed 
Forces Medical Library, this great collection of more than one million pieces of medical 
literature, actually in its one hundred twenty-third year of service, has for its aim the 
acquisition of one copy of every published work seriously addressed to medical problems in 
all languages, from all places, of all times. 

The "Talking Boards" of Easter Island. Librarians having an interest in the language 
arts will find to their liking an article by a German anthropologist, Thomas S. liarthel, 
in the Scientific American for June, describing the most recent advance in the fascinating 
job of deciphering the early writings of mankind, his own work on the strange "talking 
boards" of Easter Island, the first native writing found anywhere in the South Sea islands. 
These are flat wooden boards completely covered with rows of tiny, incised symbols of sur- 
prising elegance and beauty, a teeming world of little running men, flying birds, turtles, 
celestial objects and strange geometrical forms. Decipherment of the ideographic script 
shows unequivocally, according to Professor Barthel, that the Easter Islanders stenmed 
from the same culture as the Polynesians thousands of miles to the west, and shatters the 
previously held theory that the island was colonized from Anerica. 


"It is not only an English poet that would hopefully be looking forward to the spring 
when the winter came. Japanese farmers do, too. Betraying and also causing a big head- 
ache to them, the winter this year would not have gone to give his place to the spring, m 
this country. Only on the calendar the spring set in. Lingering Snow White and Jack Frost 
inflicted terribly severe damages upon the farm produce, including wheat, fruits, and 
vegetEibles, " 

--Bank of Tokyo Weekly Review of Economic Affairs 
in Japan, April 19, 1958 

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Harry Williams and his staff may once liave had a photographic monopoly at the Powells' 
annual parties for the Library staff and friends, but the competitive system has clearly 
taken over. At last Sunday's magnificent event (on a typically fine day in the always 
spectacular Malibu) guests were dodging both amateurs and professionals, usually getting 
pleasantly caught between the two. Favorite subjects: 'Dr. Livingstone' at the punchbowls; 
toddlers near the brink, with watchful parents never too far away; wee babes in arms of 
parents (also in others' arms, just for laughs); chocolate eclairs being popped deftly into 
mouths to free handshaking hand for approaching friend; last-chance- to-get-tliese-peoiile- 
together shots, for the record; sliots of distinguished guests, also for the record; and 
shots of mine genial host and hostess demonstrating their amazing talent for being every- 
where at once and giving every one of their 270 guests a special greeting. For those who 
couldn't make it, the photographic record will provide some compensation. 

UCLA Librarian is issued every other Friday by the Librarian's Office. 

Editor: Everett Moore. Assistant Editor: James R. Cox, Contributors to this issue: 

Page Ackerman, Fbbert Fessenden, Paul Miles, Helen Riley, Betty Ibsenberg, Florence 





Volume 11, Number 20 July 3, 1958 


Our house guests this weekend will be the Yale University Librarian James T. Babb and 
Mrs. Babb, liere to speak to the Friends of the LCLA Library on Monday at 4 o'clock in the 
English Heading Room (the staff is cordially invited to attend), and to the Manuscript 
Society on Thursday evening, which latter assignment I share with him. 

Also visiting us are Mr. & Mrs. H.W. Edwards, English antiquarian booksellers (c/ To 
Newbury to Buy an Old Ijook" in The Alchemy of Books) and publishers of Antiquity (cable 
address Dryasdust) . On this their first visit to the United States, the Edwardses have 
been travelling by Greyhound bus, seeing the country and meeting people in an intimate way 
unknown to most natives. For the past fifteen years the Clark and University Libraries 
have been benefiting from the Edwardses' knowledge and goodwill, in adding thousands of 
scholarly books to the collections. Entering the booktrade at 18, Harold Edwards has pur- 
sued this career for tlie past forty years, and is now one of the best of British bookmen, 
himself an omnivorous collector and compulsive reader of rare good company. 

One of the hardest things man lias to bear, in himself and in some of those around him, 
is an impure craving for personal recognition. Ilius it is heartening to read in The Book 
Collector an obituary of Strickland Gibson, M.A. , the great Oxford bibliographer, which 
concludes, "He was a superb collaborator, eager especially to assist in anything concerned 
with local history; an archivist who delighted in university traditions and ceremonial; a 
dogged and tenacious keeper; but fundamentally modest and disarmingly gentle, without envy 
or guile, and so far from ambition even for academic honours, that when, in 1948, he was 
offered the honorary degree of Doctor of Letters, he decided after careful consideration 
to ask the Council to proceed no further, being, as he put it, proud and content to remain 
a Master, having no claim to the dignity of the doctorate.' 

The University of Idaho Library is one of the smallest university libraries in the 
country, yet its publication, The Bookmark, " issued quarterly as a library service in the 
interests of the University Community," under the editorship of University Librarian Lee 
Zimmerman, is equal in variety and interest of topics covered to any of the largest uni- 
versity libraries' publications known to me. In fact it is better than most. At the 
(inference on Library Reporting to be held at Goleta next month the Idaho Bookmark will be 
used as case material to illustrate what can be done on a small budget, if the editor has 
imagination, taste, and energy. 

At the final Librarian's Conference of 1957/58 a week ago, I welcomed Louise 
Stubblefield, as we said farewell to Deborah King. It was an informal meeting of much 
general reminiscence, ranging from Miss Mudge to Miss Coulter, two of the great reference 
teachers of our time, from daffodils to gardenias, with a final consensus that a library's 
reputation is won or lost by the quality of its Circulation service. For thirty- four 
years Deborah King has been the Library's mainstay in this central work, and I who have 

148 ' UCLA Librarian 

Led a far more sheltered life, as head administrator, acknowledge my debt to her as greater 
than that I owe any other member of the staff. In her combination of strength, knowledge, 
good-will, independence, modesty, and devotion to the University and the people it serves, 
Deborah King is one of the LtLA librarians who will be long remembered and, I hope, emu- 
lated. No other member of the staff has recruited more persons into library work, so it is 
fitting that the Staff Association gift, in lieu of the party she would not permit, is to 
be the nucleus of a scholarship fund in the UCLA Library School-to-be. Louise Stubblefield 
succeeds to the Headship of the Circulation Department with my confidence in her as the 
best qualified person the profession could yield, and as the staff, faculty, and students 
come to know her, I am sure that they will share my belief. 



From a letter dated June 7, 192U, from Sydney B. Mitchell, of the University 
Library at Berkeley, to John E. Goodwin, Librarian of the Southern Branch at 
Los Angeles: 

" With regard to your Loan Desk place I think it would be quite worth your 
while considering Deborah King, now first assistant in the San Benito County 
Library, Hollister. In this recommendation Mr. Leupp concurs with me, his only 
regret being that if you get her she will not be available for a position here 
next year. Miss King graduated from the University of California three years 
ago, taking our courses in Library Science. She had had some experience in the 
circulation department of the Los Angeles Public Library, and when we were still 
employing women student assistants at the loan desk she was given work there. 
When she graduated she was put in charge of the stacks and shelf work, a pretty 
difficult position for a young girl, inasmuch as she had charge of a gang of men 
students about her own age. She got away with it however, and for about a year 
and a half did excellent work, particularly in getting the shelf work back on a 
good basis after the confusion resulting from many changes in the staff after 
the war. 

" Mr. Leupp and I would be glad to have her hack here because she always 
seemed to loiow what she was talking about, and when you asked for reports of her 
you never had to go back of the returns. " 


Mrs. Marian R. Nowak, who is a new Typist Clerk in the Engineering Library, attended 
Cumnock Junior College and is a former employee of the campus Police Department. She has 
recently worked with the Sumner Sessions Office. 


Albert Gilles, of Cochem (Mosel) , Germany, was a visitor to the Department of Special 
Collections on June 5. 

Paul C. Craig of Reading, Pennsylvania, and his son, Paul P. Craig, of the California 
Institute of Technology, were visitors to the Department of Special Collections on June 17, 

V.L. Stover, Librarian and member of the Research Council of Alberta, at Edmonton, 
was a visitor to the Library on June 20. 

July 3, 1958 149 


With architectural planning virtually completed, staffing begins this month for the 
new Graduate School of Business Administration Library which is scheduled for opening in 
the fall semester of 1960. Paul Miles, Institute of Industrial Relations Librarian, has 
assumed the added title and function of Business Administration Librarian, as of July 1. 
Walther Liebenow and Mrs. Tina Rosenfeld, formerly of the Industrial Relations Library 
staff, have transferred to Business Administration as acquisitions personnel, working from 
a temporary location in the newly completed Western Data Processing Center . 

The Business Administration Library, with an initial book storage capacity of 100,000 
volumes on four stack levels, will occupy the south wing of a new Graduate School of Busi- 
ness Administration building to be erected immediately north of the present BAE structure. 
Plans call for two service floors prividing separate reading room facilities for graduates 
and undergraduates, faculty carrels, group study and conference rooms, photocopy reading 
and public typing facilities, and a business manuscripts room. Work is progressing on 
plans for cataloging and book transfer arrangements and a greatly expanded business acqui- 
sitions program. 


The editor found a telephone memo on his desk the other day saying that "While You 
Were Out, Don Black became the father of Viiia Suzanne, 5 lbs., 14 oz. June 17, 1958." 


Mrs. Libby Cohen's "Shalom Asch in English Translation: A Bibliography" has been 
published in the Bulletin of Bibliography, in the January-April issue, which has just 
appeared. A large number of Shalom Asch's works available in English are collected here 
in bibliography for the first time, she writes, and "as a result of this enlarged perspec- 
tive, his historical and his contemporary works appear as part of a search for the meaning 
of the Hebraic tradition, a tradition embodied in the concept of 'salvation'." 


"Bookman in Seven-League Boots," Mr. Powell's essay concerning his trip last fall to 
Europe, is published in the Summer issue of Southwest Review. It will appear in A Passion 
for Books, the volume of his collected essays to be brought out next January by the World 
Publishing Company. 


A new edition of Libros Calif ornianos , or Five Feet of California Books, by Phil 
Townsend Hanna, revised and enlarged by Mr. Powell, will be printed by Ward Ritchie and 
published in September by Zeitlin & Ver Brugge in an edition limited to 1000 copies signed 
by the Editor. It was first published by Jake Zeitlin and printed by Ward Ritchie in 
1931, and as Mr. Powell says in his Preface, was an instant success. The original edition 
of 1000 copies has become a scarce book. 

Additional material in the new edition includes L.C.P. 's preface, a list of rare and 
important books of Californiana chosen jointly by the booksellers Glen Dawson of Los 
Angeles and Warren Howell of San Francisco, and the Editor's choice of the twenty- five most 
important books published in the quarter-century, 1932-1957. 

150 UCLA Librafian 


Signed by thirty students of Emerson Junior Higli School, tliis letter is one of three 
receive-d by Hobort Fessenden from spokesmen for their class in appreciation for the tour he 
recently gave them when they visited the Library with their teacher Miss Elfrieda Dolch: 

Vh'-.xt Mr. Fessenden, 

'Die B-7 English class would like to thank you for the Library Tour. We 
appreciated it very much. We talked about the library in class, but seeing 
it made things much clearer. Going down into the stacks was very exciting. 
We were all quite amazed when you told us that there are 1!4 million books. 
We thoroughly enjoyed everything. 
Thank you. 

Sincerely yours, 

Tlie B-7 English class 


"Loaves and Fishes," a librarian-gourmet's guide to modestly budgeted eating in San 
Francisco, is only one of two important contributions by Richard H. Dillon, of the Sutro 
Library, to the June 15 issue of the Library Journal--hoth designed to prepare the con- 
ference-going visitor for the greatest possible enjoyment of the self-acclaimed capital of 
the Beat Generation. (Tlie second, entitled "Critical Days in San Francisco," concerns 

four book reviewers who cover the literary scene where Joseph Henry Jackson reigned alone 
only a few years ago." ) Mr. Dillon's admittedly personal views merit careful reading by 
all who would avoid eating three squares a day at Bunny's Waffle Shop. Other articles on 
San Francisco, "Bay Area Antiquaria--A Tour of Book Shops" and "California's Young 
Writers, Angry and Otherwise," by Edward L. Sterne and Basil irfoss, respectively, contain 
further helpful background information about The City. LJ's editor, Lee Ash, acknowledges 
Mr. Dillon's enthusiasm and help in planning this issue-- " mothering it, and nursing it up 
its final stages" --and hopes it will serve as a "Convention Handbook" in San Francisco. 
Mr. D. Hines may never know what liit him. 


A catalog filer's day was brightened recently by a title that turned up among such 
cards as Anatomy of Man and The Common Cold. It was Big Fleas Have Little Fleas; or. 
Who's Who Among the Protozoa, By Kobert William Hegner, a new addition to the Biomedical 


Jake Zeitlin of La Cienega Boulevard, one of our more articulate booksellers, got 
off some quotable remarks on dealer ratings in the Spring issue of Library Resources and 
Technical Services. He was a contributor to Helen M. Welch's symposium, "Dealers Look at 
the LC Rating System. " 

"You cannot tabulate, quantify, and rate all of the elements involved," says Mr. 
Zeitlin, "especially with antiquarian books. Part of it is luck. It varies from year to 
year and depends on the mortality rate. Good collections do not sliow up with any kind of 
regularity. It's something like going fishing. There are times when the fish won't bite. 
The result is that a bookseller can get a high mark on somebody's chart one year and be a 
dud for tlie next five, or contrariwise he may be dropped off the buying list of some li- 
brary because lie did not come up with something on Byzantine architecture when tried in 
1942, 1943, 1944, and 1945. Comes Anno Domini 1956 and he lands a gold mine in this sub- 
ject. But the librarian of institution A lias tabulated him on the scale as a N.G. and 
passed the rating on to the rest of his colleagues. The result is this bookseller sits 

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on his treasures until the rare librarian who goes into book stores pays liim a visit. In 
the meantime cranky old Professor Bilge, who has been screaming for tliose iiyzantine class 
classics since 1942, goes on feuding with the library. 

"In some ways it is as untrustworthy as rating libraries on a dealer's catalogue 
mailing list. For ten years you may send your catalogues to some far western State Teach- 
ers college and not sell a dime's worth. Suddenly they get a million dollar endowment for 
studies in Pig Latin and Gibberish, and they almost buy out your next catalogue. I never 
drop a library from my mailing list until they write and say, 'I am dead.' " 


(Editor ' s note: The following report of attendance at a conference will probably 
never be matched for informality. It is Betty Rosenberg' s account of the meeting of the 
Western Writers of America, at Santa Rosa.) 

"The swimming pool was shaped like a champagne bottle and was filled with bubbly. 
Tliat is, we were filled with champagne and we were in the pool. This is, I realize, no 
way to begin even an informal report on official attendance at a convention, but the Western 
Writers of America's fifth annual convention at Santa Uosa was the antithesis of formality. 
Tliey did hold a few meetings with the members in ten-gallon hats, boots, and fancy vests, 
but they did not let this interfere witli the fun. My opening describes our activities on 
Wednesday afternoon when the entire membership piled into cars--tlie horses would have been 
too slow in that traffic--and went to the Korbel Champagne Winery on the Russian River, 
where the owners gave us a tour of the winery and tlien tlie freedom of tlieir swimming pool. 
The champagne- -both pinJi and whi te-- flowed like water. We got adept at balancing a glass 
on tlie edge of the pool, diving back in and up ygain for more. 

I spoke at the Tuesday luncheon meeting on 'Preserving the Western for Posterity : 
describing to the members the plans for an archive of the Western Writers of America to be 
established at the UCLA Library. There will be another story on tliis in the Librarian 

"Every member of the convention was presented with a pair of Levi's by the maker of 
this historic Western product; and they fit, because they took our measurements one day 
and delivered them the next. Levi's also provided the Convention folder--a large spiral 
notebook covered with blue denim witli copper rivets, a pocket with tlie standard red ban- 
dana in it and choice brochures [)ackcd inside. 


The Times Literary Supplement's baclc-page correspondent on book collecting and library 
affairs (anonymous, as ever) sees significance in the fact tliat a recent exchange in views 
on rare book libraries and special collections in the United States, published in a Library 
Trends symposium, originated in the heart of the Middle West, " for the problems discussed 
are probably more acute in that large area than anywhere else, owing to the spectacular 
strides taken in recent years by such State Universities as Illinois itself, Kansas, 
Indiana, Wisconsin, Michigan, and Minnesota, with the University of California at Los 
Angeles providing very active competition (e.g., in the acquisition of the Sadleir collec- 
tion of nineteenth-century fiction) from the West Coast." In his article, entitled "Any- 
thing You Can Do..." (7LS, May 30) he observes tliat "the question is no longer whether, 
but how and where rare books as such should find their rightful place in libraries whose 
prime function is the nourishment of research and scholarship." 

The Correspondent is interested also in the appearance in a recent number of The Book 
Collector (London) of two articles which provide a further view of the extent to which 
American university libraries are turning their attentions toward rare books and special 

152 UCLA Librarian 

collections. One, by David Randall, is about the library of Josiah K. Lilly recently given 
to Indiana University-- " one of the most distinguished libraries formed in our time," The 
other, by Robert B. Downs of the University of Illinois, " a career librarian, a President 
of the American Library Association, the director of the multifarious activities of the 
libraries on one of the half-dozen largest campuses in the country," is entitled "Rare 
Books in /^me^ican State University Libraries. " 

"...It is a piece of good fortune," writes the Correspondent, "not merely for Illi- 
nois but for tlie whole movement, that one of the doyens of a conservative profession should 
be found full of constructive enthusiasm for the new developments. Professor Dryasdust 
would call Mr. Downs a traitor to his trades union. One prefers to believe that the union 
is having a change of heart." Mr. Downs' s survey of the activities of seven major li- 
braries, he says, contains some impressive and often surprising information about their 
acquisitions during the past decade or so." It is cited as further evidence of what he 
has pointed out in previous articles in the TLS, that university and institutional libraries 
of the Middle Western states (to which group he frequently adds LCLA) " have begun to 
demonstrate, with characteristic vigour, their conviction that rare books and special col- 
lections must no longer remain the exclusive preserve of their elder sisters on the East- 
ern seaboard. " 


A Bibliography of the Writings of Noah Webster, compiled by Emily Ellsworth Ford 
Skeel, and edited by Edwin H. Carpenter, Jr. , which has been in production for a number of 
years, has now been published by the New York Public Library in a limited edition of 500 
copies. Friends of Mr. Carpenter, formerly a member of the Department of Special Collec- 
tions, who left his position at the Huntington Library four years ago to undertake the 
editorship of the bibliography, and who returned to California a year ago to become general 
editor of publications of the California Historical Society, have been watching anxiously 
for the completed work to appear, knowing tliat he would hunt out every bug in the copy be- 
fore considering it finished. (We reported him as saying in June of 1957 that the book 
might not come off the press until that fall.) 

As Mr. Carpenter says in the Editor's Preface, the inception of the present work goes 
back to a checklist which Mrs. Steel, Webster's great-granddaughter, and her brother Paul 
compiled in 1882 as a Christmas present for their father. "Twenty years later she edited 
her mother's book on Noah Webster, and the compilation of the checklist therein and a sug- 
gestion from Wilberforce Eames crystallized her determination to assemble as complete a 
bibliography as humanly possible. The omission of large numbers of later editions from 
the Sabin bibliography in expectation of the publication of the present work gave her a 
sense of responsibility for its completion. " 

Mrs. Skeel' s task became much greater than she had anticipated. The number of edi- 
tions of VVebster's works and of his known or surmised contributions to periodicals was 
found to be very large, and, lacking a good biography of Webster when she was doing her 
research, she felt it necessary to include long excerpts from his unpublished letters, to 
make them available to scholars- -a need that was later obviated by the appearance of other 
published works on Webster. The work was nearly ready to print in 1940, but the war and 
other delays prevented it. The New York Public Library acquired the files of Webster ma- 
terials and the whole body of Mrs. Sl<eel's notes and manuscripts, under an arrangement for 
the editing and publishing of the material, and Mr. Carpenter was engaged to discharge the 

The result is of course " not precisely what she would have produced had she finished 
the work," as Mr. Carpenter says, but does present a thorough and eminently useful bibli- 
ography, in handsome and impressive format, extending to 655 pages, and with valuable pre- 
faces by both Compiler and Editor. Of particular importance to librarians is the inclusion 

July 3, 1958 153 

of locational information about copies, " fuller and, subject to the margin allowed human 
error, more accurate than locations recorded in the National Union Catalog, Evans' American 
Bibliography, and other sources." A generous selection of illustrations from Webster's 
speller and title pages of other works is included in the volume. 


Ralph K. Allen, Head of the English Department at Long Beach State College, writing to 
thank Mr. Powell for being able to participate in the Clark Library Seminar on May 31, says 

I am delighted to have had such an introduction to the library itself--the rare combina- 
tion of books, setting, presentations, stimulating talk before and after the papers, excel- 
lent luncheon; certainly the place has a character of its own. The impression I get is 
that, by maintaining a distinct identity wliile enjoying the good fortune of being an annex 
of the university, it is a most representative institution of the Southwest--intellectual 
viability without aroma of bibliophily or sign of a Paper Curtain! Yes, I read the TLS 
for May 30. . . " 


"Landscapes and Bookscapes of California" is being shown in the Exhibit Room of the 
Library through July 31. Mr. Powell's recent talk before the Friends of the Bancroft Li- 
brary provides the basis for this display of literature--both fiction and non- fiction--about 
California. Though Mr. Powell admitted that " bookscape" may not be a recognized word, he 
ably defended it to the northerners, as follows: 

"Bookscape means to me the thoughts and feelings evoked when I see a landscape which 
has become so wedded to a writer's books about it that no divorce of the two is even con- 
ceivable. Wessex and Hardy, Shropshire and llousman, the Border Country and Scott, Florence 
and Browning, Dublin and Joyce, for example." 

Mary Austin, J. Smeaton Chase, Jolin Muir, Howard Baker, Idwal Jones, and William 
Brewer are among the authors represented in the exhibit. A display of equally perceptive 
photographs of landscapes, the work of Edward Weston, C.E. Watkins, and Gordon Williams, 
has been mounted on the walls of the exhibit space. 


Justin G, Turner, President of the Manuscript Society (and also of the Friends of the 
LCIA Library) sends word to members of the staff that the sessions of their annual meeting 
in Los Angeles next week will be open to their members and friends. There is no charge 
for attending the meetings or exhibits, but reservations for the dinner at the Statler- 
Hilton Hotel must of course be made in advance. A copy of the program may be seen at the 
Reference Desk. 


The Staff Association announced at its meeting last ivfonday that in recognition of Miss 
King's unique contribution to library service at LCLA it was establishing a scholarship 
fund for the benefit of students who will attend the proposed library school here, and has 
set aside the amount of $75 as the initial contribution to this fund. Following is part of 
the statement made by the Association in presenting this gift. 

"Those who have worked with her through the years will remember especially the youth- 
fulness of her own approach to her work, her spirit of fresh helpfulness to puljlic and 
colleague alike, her imaginative resourcefulness, her practicality and adaptability, and 
her lively encouragement by training and example of so many young people to make librarian- 
ship tlieir life work." 

]^54 UCLA Librarian 


Just ten years after starting life with one book (Gray's Anatomy, ninth edition) the 
Biomedical Library has celebrated the addition of its 100,000th book. Last Tuesday Louise 
Darling and her staff entertained some of the Library's best friends at a brief reception 
and ceremony to present the book: Symphorien Champier's Index Librorum (Lyons, 1506), the 
first printed medical bibliography, wliich is considered to be a work of significance in 
both the history of medicine and the history of humanism. 

Miss Darling introduced three of the people who, she said, had done much to help solve 
the many problems the Library lias encountered in its early history: Dean Stafford Warren of 
the School of Medicine, Professor of Zoology Gordon H. Ball, and Librarian Powell. Each 
spoke with pleasure, and some amazement, of the Library's development, and looked forward to 
equally great development which is sure to come with the continued growth of the medical and 
life sciences programs on this campus. Among honored guests at the reception were members 
of the Biomedical Library Gsmmittee and officers of the Society for the History of Medical 

UCLA Librarian is issued every other Friday by the Librarian's Office. 

Editor: Everett ^bo^e. Assistant Editor: James R. Cox. , Contributors to this issue: 

Robert Fessenden, Margaret Henson, Paul Miles, Betty Rosenberg, Brooke Whiting, Florence 





Volume 11, Number 21 July 18, 1958 


Last week was enlivenetl by Friends Day and tlie annual meeting of the Manuscript 
Society. Yale Librarian James Cabb spoke to the first group, and he and I addressed a 
dinner meeting of the latter. The Clark Library served as meeting place for another gatlicr- 
ing of the Manuscript Society, at whicli 1 cliaired a panel discussion of the uses of manu- 
scripts to tlie playwright (Uore Schary) , the writer (Stcplien Longstreet), and the scliolar 
(Leon Howard). Tlie Clark staff arranged a dazzling display of our manuscript treasures. 
Seventy guests were present, including Sol Malkin, editor of the Antiquarian Bookman. 

A reading of the Librariiui's Conference minutes over the past few years would reveal 
a recurrent interest in a Guide to our Special Cx)llections. At last it has appeared, as 
our Occasional Paper Number 7. It was compiled by .lames Minlc, with tlie aid of his depart- 
mental colleagues, especially Wilbur Sdiith. Kverett Moore, Gordon Williams, and I then 
worked on it, but it was lietty Ib.senberg who tirelessly checked and re-checked and saw it 
through the press. Credit is also due Mrs. Mary Foley and her staff for a beautiful job of 
multilithing. It is still not perfect, nor comfilete, but it will tell us and the scholarly 
world many things we did not know, or had forgotten, about the riches that have come to us 
since the Department of Special Collections was founded over ten years ago. Copies of the 
Guide are available free upon request to my office. 

Claude E. Jones, Associate Professor of English, has been a constant user of and gen- 
erous donor to the libraries since he came to campus twenty years ago. The latest example 
of his generosity is a gift to the Clark Library, in memory of Edward N. Hooker, of the 
1669 2d edition of the Works of Aljraham Cowlcy-particularly welcome in that the Clark al- 
ready owns the 1st, and eleven later editions. 

I have been in the Library all week, recalling what it is like to be without assistant 
librarians. It has been valuable for me to deal directly with matters usually delegated 
to them. One of the bad results of largeness is the tendency toward overspecialization 
and departmentalization, so that when certain persons are absent, no one else can do their 

Nothing is more irritating to a library user than to be told that so-and-so is not in 
the library and that there is no other member of the staff who knows what he knows and 
does what he does. Come back another time, the patron is told. 

Our library is not free of this evil, and I want to encourage a maximum of versatility 
and replaceability on all levels of responsibility. A good librarian, regardless of his 
classification, assignment, or of what tlie system calls for, or of the iiour, will never 
say no to a reasonable request by student or faculty, will try to answer the question, imd 
the book. 

Randolph Adams used to say that a library. sliould have as few rules as possible and be 
ready to break them when necessary. 

I have been trying this week to practice what I preach, and it has been yood for me. 

156 UCLA Librarian 

During the first part of next week I sliall be participating with others from the staff 
in the Conference on Library l^eporting at Goleta, which we are co-sponsoring with University 
Extension and the Santa Barbara College Library. About sixty registrants and ten staff will 
be in attendance. Tlie purpose of the conference is to examine the present state of library 
literature, written and spoken, and to seek ways of improving it. 

Our next issue will contain reports on the ALA Conference in San Francisco which many 
of the staff are attending this week, as well as on pre- and post-conference institutes 
and workshops. 

L. C. P. 


Three beginning full-time librarians were added to the staff early in July. Coming 
from the Rutgers University School of Library Service are Ralph Johnson, Librarian I, to 
the Department of Special Collections, and Fred J. Heinritz, Librarian I, to the Catalog 
Department; and from the University of Southern California School of Library Science is 
Ann M. Bnegleb, Librarian I, to the College Library. Miss Briegleb and Mr. Johnson are 
UCLA graduates and former student assistants. Mr. Johnson also has an M. A, in History from 
the University at Berkeley. Mr. Heinritz received his B. A. in English and his B.S. in 
Education from the University of Cincinnati. 

Mrs. Frances Beding Beard, Librarian I, is working half-time in the Education Library 
during the first six weeks of sunnier session. She is a graduate of the Columbia University 
School of Library Service and a Ln_A alumna. 

Stephen (Che-Hwei) Lin, who has worked in the Oriental Library as a part time Trans- 
lator since 1952, received his M.S. in Librariansliip from the University of Southern Cali- 
fornia in June and has been reclassified to Librarian 1. He is now a full time assistant 
to Mrs. Mok, 

Tlie following have also joined the Library staff this month: Mrs. Josephine C. 
Brachman, Senior Library Assistant, Serials Section, Acquisitions Department (B.A. , San 
Francisco State College), has recently been employed in the ASLCLA Students' Store; Thomas 
C. Harris, Senior Library Assistant, Physics Library, attended Santa Monica City College 
and IHA, and has worked as a student assistant in tlie Circulation Department; Mrs. S. 
Dorothy Mercado, Senior Library Assistant, Catalog Department (B. A. , UCLA), was a graduate 
student and teaching assistant in the Music Department, was a student assistant in the Cata- 
log Department, and has taught in the Hollywood Professional School; Mrs. Ruth 0. Woods, 
Senior Library Assistant, Institute of Industrial Relations Library, attended Los Angeles 
City and State Colleges, and has worked in the Los Angeles City and County Public Libraries; 
Rachel Domke, Typist-Clerk, Acquisitions Department (B.A. UCLA), has been a student assis- 
tant in that department. Slie has also attended the University of Judaism. 

Mrs. Mary F. Feyk, Secretary-Stenographer in the Acquisitions Department, has resigned 
to acconpany her husband to Java, where he will teach for two years. 

Mrs. Sharon F. Daley, Acquisitions Department, Order Section, has been reclassified 
from Typist -Clerk to Senior Account Clerk. 

Mrs, Patsy R. Harris, Senior Typist-Clerk, has transferred from tlie Acquisitions 
Department to the Librarian's Office; and Mrs. Audrey C. Malkin, Principal Library Assis- 
tant, has transferred from tlie Catalog Department to the Music Library. 

July 18, 1958 157 


Stanislaw Ossowski, professor of Sociology at the LViiversity of Wetrsaw, was a visitor 
to the Library June 30, before delivering a lecture under the auspices of the departments 
of Philosophy and Sociology. 

Lew 0. Feldman, rare book dealer from New York City, was a visitor to the Department 
of Special Collections July 1. 

Clarence A. Martenson, staff member of the Los Angeles Times, was gathering material 
from tlie Cole Papers for an article on Alaska July 2 and 3 in the Department of Special 

John B. Ferguson, associate professor of Economics and Business, University of Hawaii, 
visited the Industrial Relations Library, July 2 and 3, in connection with a research 
project in the field of personnel management. 

Flerida Ruth Pineda, of the Labor Education Center, University of the Philippines, 
visited the Industrial Relations Library July 3. A guest of the U.S. Department of State, 
she is concluding a tour of the principal labor-management relations centers in American 
universities preparatory to expanding the Philippines facility into a regional trade union 
education center for the southeast /\sia area. 

Rupert M. Schieder, University of Toronto, Department of English, was doing re- 
search the first week of July on the Sadleir Collection in the Department of Special Col- 

Harold W. Edwards, rare book dealer from Ashmore Green, Newbury, Berkshire, and Mrs. 
Edwards, were visitors to the Library July 7. 

Kanhyalal Kaul. chief of Technical Services at the University of Delhi Library, India, 
visited the Acquisitions Department of the Library July 7, where he was shown around by 
Richard O'Brien and Charlotte Spence. 

Charles M. Adams. Librarian of the Woman's College of the University of North Carolina, 
Greensboro, and Mrs. Adams, called at the Library on July 8, with Mrs. Ruth W. Perry of the 
West Los Angeles Regional Branch Library. 

Ewing C. Baskette, assistant cataloger in the Illinois State Library, Springfield, 
spent July 9 in the Department of Special Collections, looking particularly at the A.C. 
Potter Collection of Omar Khayyam. 


Early Japanese Medicine and Anatomy (16th-19th Centuries) is the theme of the Biomedi- 
cal Library's summer exhibit. It features "Japanese Anatomy," a set of pegboard-mounted 
plates lent by Mr. Gordon Mestler of the Department of Anatomy of the State University of 
New York College of Medicine, in New York City, and a selection of books and prints from 
the personal library of Professor Richard Rudolph, Chairman of the Department of Oriental 
Languages. Mr. Rudolph also served as consultant for the exhibit. 

158 UCLA Librarian 


The firm of Jones and Enrions has been appointed by the Hegents as executive architect 
for the new north campus Library building. Among buildings recently designed by this firm 
are Sascha Brastoff's on Olympic Blvd., Romanoff's on the Hocks, in Palm Springs, the U.S. 
Consulate General Building in Singapore, the Comnunity Hospital, San Pedro, the Palms Hotel 
in Phoenix, and the Shadow Mountain Club in Palm Springs. 

Although they are a young and comparatively small firm, they have won forty-three 
awards since 1950 for homes and other buildings they have planned. 


Among the several staff members mentioned by CU News as having retired last month from 
the University Library at Berkeley is Miss Ivander Maclver, "probably the best known member 
of the Library staff, both here and in other libraries throughout the world." This is no 
overstatement, for as CU News says, "As chief of the Division of Serials and Exchanges 
from 1930-45, and head of the Gifts and Exchange Department from 1945-58, Miss Maclver has 
been responsible for the acquisition of hundreds of thousands of volumes now in the collec- 
tions, not only in the Library at Berkeley, but in tlie libraries of the other campuses of 
the University, and for the distribution of the University Press publications available for 
exchange. Because of her foresight, materials on exchange from Latin America and Slavic 
countries were being secured before the faculty expressed the strong interest it now lias 
in those collections. " UQj\ has benefited incalculably from the strong exchange program 
Miss Maclver has directed for so many years. 

The Editor, while teaching in Japan several years ago, asked many university librarians 
he visited if they had done business with Miss Maclver. They all had, and expressions of 
appreciation and satisfaction always followed. The most spirited response came from a young 
man in one of Japan's leading universities, whose eyes brightened when he heard her name. 
"Ah, yes," he said, "with Miss Maclver I liave intimate relations!" 


Special to the UCLA Librarian: Jeanette Hagan and Helen More, on their way to Stan- 
ford for the Catalog Code Institute, attended tlie open liouse celebrating the completion of 
remodelling of the Santa Barbara Public Library, hosted by L. Kenneth Wilson and Mrs. 
Wilson, both former members of the UQA Library staff, on Monday evening, July 7th. Also 
greeting them was Mrs. Florence Burton, Children's Librarian at the Santa Barbara Library 
who was presiding over a new children's room with lovely murals. In spite of the arrival 
of some of the reading room furniture at 6: 15 that evening, they report that everything was 
in order for the open house and the library looked very inviting. Scott Kennedy, another 
former UCLA staff member, was also a guest at the open house. 


Betty Rosenberg has been appointed to replace Deborah King on the Transfer Committee. 
Under the chairmanship of Assistant Librarian Page Ack^rman, the Committee reviews all 
requests for the transfer of library materials from the Main Library to branches. 

July 18, 1953 159 


Otlieo Sutton, new Presidt-nt of the Staff Association, lias announced the following 
appointments of officers and conimittee chairmen: 

Secretary, Dora Gerard; Treasurer, Marjorie Mardellis; Assistant Treasurer, Robert 

New committee chairmen are: ESook LJuymg, James I'Lane; Program, Frances Kirsclienbaum; 
Public Relations, Margaret Gustafson; Recruitment, Lorna Wiggins; Staff Room, Betty 
Crandell; Stamp, Dorothy Mitcliell; Social, Libby Cohen; Travel Aid, Robert Lewis; Welfare, 
Constance Strickland. The SOlTf representative is James Cox. 


"The Cliapin Library After Tliirty-Five Years" is the title of former Uclan H. Richard 
Archer's informative article on the liistory, size, and content of the famous rare book 
collection at Williams College, in the Summer 1958 Quarterly News Letter of the Book Club 
of California. Mr. Archer, formerly Supervising Bibliographer of the Clark Library and 
later. Librarian of the R.R. Donnelley & Sons Company, in Chicago, is now Custodian of the 
Chapin Library. 


The Council on Library Resources lias announced a grant of 555,000 to enable the Li- 
brary of Congress to undertake, with the support of the American Library Association and 
with the cooperation of the book publishing industry, a pilot demonstration of the pre- 
publication cataloging of books (under the name of "cataloging in source" ) to be carried 
out over the next year. Tlie plan consists of printing in the books themselves the inform- 
ation needed by librarians and others to catalog the books. 'Ilie cataloging will take place 
before publication and it will be necessary that it be done in accordance with the standards 
used by the libraries. The Library of C^angress will itself catalog the books for the pilot 
demonstration, and should it be successful, the plan offers the promise of substantial 
savings in cataloging costs to individual libraries as well as other advantages. 


The Library has received, in answer to a wants request of 1951, a quotation for Vicuna; 
the World's Finest Fabric, by S. I. Stroock. Tlie Acquisitions Department reports that we 
no longer want the book. (Or, will no one come forward to buy it for us now?) 

(-CM Librarian is issued every other Friday by the Librarian's Office. 
Editor: Everett Moore. Assistant Editor: .lames R. Cox. Contributors to this issue: 
Page Ackerman, Louise Darling, Margaret Gustafson, Helen More, Brooke Wliiting, Florence 
Williams, Gordon Williams. 




Volume 11 Number 22 August 1, 1958 


I gave a luncheon last week for Charles Hillinger, IXLA '51, upon the occasion of his 
presenting the Library with the manuscript of his book The California Islands. Also present 
were Warren Murdoch, publisher of the book, Patrice Manalian, editor of Westways, Jolm Gaunt, 
Pulitzer-prize-winning photographer of the Times staff, and Andrew Hamilton and Robert 
English, of the Office of Public Information. 

Yesterday I met in my office with fourteen of the newest professional members of the 
staff, Tlie purpose was to learn what ttieir library schools'education had led them to ex- 
pect of their first job and to tell them wliat I expect of a beginning librarian beyond the 
obvious duties of an eight-hour day. 

The Conference at Goleta was meaningful in ways the larger conferences no longer are-- 
small, concentrated, isolated, dedicated. It was a retreat, in the religious sense, during 
wliich the participants lived together without the worldly distractions which make even such 
a beautiful city as San Francisco perilous. Witl> librarians split into specialized associa- 
tions, divisions, sections, groups, and coiiniittees, and smothered under a blanket of paper, 
a conference of fifty librarians, such as the one at Goleta, found its members welded closer 
each day by common purpose and circumstance. The Goleta hosts added to that campus's repu- 
tation for friendly concern about visitors. I shall remember sucli impressions as the frog 
chorus from the lagoon, the compact riches of the Wyles Room in the Library, and the early 
morning shaving line in the men's wash room. A concurrent Adult Education Conference was 
more heavily " structured" than ours, and it was nice to sit back at times and hear those 
poor teacliers' timbers groan. 

Miss Rosenberg and Mr. Moore, and their suborned CLU helpers, teamed with Miss Wiggins 
and Mr. Chamberlin of University Extension, to make it all work. 

Now we are planning next summer's conference, and will announce it later. 

1 sliall be at home on vacation during tlie rest of August. Adios. 



Richard A. Zumwmkle is a new Librarian I in the Ifeference and Ribl iography .StM.tion 
of the Reference Department. /\n alumnus of UCL,^ and the University of Soutliern California 
School of Library Science, Mr. Zumwinlde lias had experience as a booksellf-r in I/is Angeles 
and as a Senior Library Assistant in the William .Andrews Clark Memorial Library. 

Sharon Ailene Carrigan, a new Senior Library Assistant in the liioinedical Library, re- 
ceived her B.A. from the University of Michigan and was recently employed as a legal secre- 

]^52 UCLA Librarian 

Emily Patricia Ulrich, a new Senior Typist Clerk in the Librarian's Office, has 
attended UCLA and has worked as a receptionist. 

Marvin Eugene Smith, former student assistant in the Biomedical Library, is now a 
Senior Library Assistant in the Institute of Industrial Relations Library. He received his 
B. A. from UCLA in June. 


William Faulkner, San Francisco artist, was a reader in the Department of Special Col- 
lections on July 10. 

Mrs. Elsa Nordin, Head Cataloger at the Minnesota Historical Society until her retire- 
ment several years ago, visited the Catalog Department on July 11. 

Mrs. Beatrice Germano of the Interlibrary Lending Division of the University at Berke- 
ley visited the Library on July 11. 

T. N. Raj an, National Library of India, Calcutta, was given a tour of the Library on 
July 23 by Rudolf K. Engelbarts. 

Williams W. Dieneman, Chief Cataloger, University College, Ibadan, Nigeria, visited 
the Library on July 21. Mr. Dieneman spent the past year at Northwestern University, where 
he assisted in the organization of the African collections. 

Ralph T. Esterquest, Librarian of the Harvard Medical Library, and Edward B. Stanford, 
Director of Libraries, University of Minnesota, were visitors to the Biomedical Library, 
July 19, in connection with architectural planning for new medical library buildings on 
their respective campuses. 

Mary Lois Rice, former member of the Library staff, who is now a catalog librarian at 
the Washington, D.C. Public Library, visited friends in the Catalog Department on July 25. 

A delegation of Canadian librarians from the University of Toronto, including Miss 
Lorna Eraser and Miss Florence English of the Catalog Department, Miss Agatha Leonard of 
the Acquisitions Department, and Miss Margaret Ball of the Library School, visited the UCLA 
Library on Wednesday and Thursday of last week. After a general orientation tour they 
fanned out in various departments according to their special interests. Miss Fraser spent 
almost two days in the Catalog Department, and Miss Ball discussed library education with 
Miss Ackerman. 

Recent visitors to the Librarian's office were W. Stanley Hoole, Librarian of the 
University of Alabama; Herman Henkle, Librarian of the John Crerar Library; Richard Krug, 
Librarian of the Milwaukee Public Library; Andrew Horn, Librarian of Occidental College; 
and August Fruge, Manager of the Publishing Department of the University of California 

Adele Curry, of the Reference Department, University of Toronto Library, was a visitor 
to the Circulation and Reference Departments, July 14. 

Willis J. Gertsch, Curator of the Department of Insects and Spiders, American Museum 
of Natural History, New York City, visited the Agriculture Library July 17. 


Tlie University of Arizona Library has established a Department of Special Collections, 
headed by former Acquisitions librarian Phyllis Ball. Miss' Ball spent two days last week 
" interne-ing" in our Department of Special Collections and at the Clark Library. She also 
visited the Occidental College and Huntington libraries. 

August 1, 1958 163 


The fifth library Infoniial Branch Orientation Day wi 1 1 be held on Friday, Auj;iikI H 
the Music Library. Librarian Gordon Stone and his staff will welcome visitors fiom 4 
to 12 noon and 1 to 5 p.m. 

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». III. 

All interested members of the staff are urged to take advantage of this opportunity, 
and to schedule their visits so that they will arrive on the hour or the half hour, in order 
that each group may be given an orientation without interruption. 


The Editor is in receipt of the following communication from Professor Roland D. Hussey, 
of the Department of History, concerning a subject recently given passing notice in this 

"In the last issue you have a note about a 'want' of 1951 for Stroock's little book on 
Vicuna. The dealer has offered the Library a copy, and we no longer 'want' it. I am not 
sure that this should be so, considering the great fame which has come to the Vicuna. . . 
However, I write to let you know that if in 1951 you had asked me, I might have given the 
Library my copy. Now that it has become a collector's item, I might let anyone look at my 
copy, while I cling grimly to one corner. 

"This is one of the nicest examples that I know of, to prove that every library should 
have people who are pack rats as to keeping everything printed that comes their way. The 
item is a small pamphlet with two color plates, published in 1937 and given away free. I 
kept it merely because it was the only item that I know of in English, on the subject." 


Richard O'Brien has reported that accessions to the Library for the year 1957/58 
totalled 75,265 volumes, thereby making it a near-record year. 


San Francisco's powers of attraction were greatly underestimated when the American 
Library Association held its 77th Annual Ganference from July 13 to 19, for the expected 
total of 3500 delegates was exceeded by about 800, thereby giving the West Coast top rating 
for ALA convention consideration. (The 4300 total was larger than that at the last meeting 
in Boston, in 1941, and not far below that at Philadelphia in 1955. Only New York has 
drawn more than 5000. ) 

It was a decentralized conference, for delegates stayed at widely separated hotels and 
motels from Nob Hill to the Marina, from Market Street to Pacific Avenue; and meetings were 
held not only in the Civic Auditorium but in several hotels, libraries, museums, and res- 
taurants in the city. The central meeting point for fflost delegates was the Auditorium's 
splendid new underground exhibit area, reached by escalator. (Long before completion it 
had been dubbed "Mole Hall" by San Franciscans who fascinatedly watched the shaping up of 
this big hole in their Civic Center. ) 

One of our reporters has observed that the exhibits themselves were excellent both in 
quality and quantity; they were enhanced by the well-lighted and appointed facilities pro- 
vided by the city. Writing on the programs themselves, the same reporter felt that too 
many speal<ers diverged from the subjects advertised in the Conference program, and that this 
sometimes amounted to a misrepresentation of what was to be presented. (This is a common 
problem of program planners, we suspect.) But despite this feeling he concluded that most 
of the meetings he attended were well worth the effort of getting to them and that the Con- 
ference as a whole was rewarding. 

164 UCLA Librarian 

Several of our staff members who went north for all or some of tlie Ginference have 
reported as follows on some of the meetings they attended. Fuller reports will soon be 
appearing in the national library periodicals. 

East-West Dinner 

riie first East-West Dinner, which may become an annual pre- conference event, was held 
at the Far East Cafe, and drew an overflow crowd, Robert Blum, President of the Asia 
Foundation, the principal speaker, remarked that although attitudes of self- rigliteousness, 
condescension, and contempt toward other peoples, especially in Asia, the Middle East, and 
Africa, have been held by many Americans in the past, the period when the United States 
could hold such views is gone, and "we will ignore this only at our peril." He urged us 
to understand the changing forces of history and to help shape a mutual adjustment and 
relationship that will recognize the needs and interests of the emergent peoples of the 

General Sessions 

Luther Evans, Director-General of UNESQ3, and former Librarian of Congress, spoke to 
the opening General Session on ^bnday evening, July 14, and reported on some of the accom- 
plishments of LNESCD. He pointed out that much had been done despite the many attacks on 
its programs and general lack of financial support. Much of this has resulted in inade- 
quate euid inaccurate information, since UNESCD accomplishments are seldom widely publicized 
in the ordinary channels of conriunication. He stressed the role of libraries in contribu- 
ting to the broad exchange of educational, cultural, and scientific ideas on an interna- 
tional scale. Chief among UVESOD library projects have been the establishment of the first 
public library in India at Delhi, the setting up of a "pilot public library" at Medellin, 
Colombia, and aiding the government of Eastern Nigeria with a similar project in Africa. 


* * * 

ITie Second ALA Liberty and Justice Book Awards were presented at the Third General 
Session by Robert B. Downs, Chairman of the .^LA Intellectual Freedom Comiiittee. Quincy 
Howe, the featured speaker of the evening, remarked that despite the fact that only a min- 
ority of the population reads and uses libraries our society is based on books, and that 
this minority is a vital one, for all of the basic issues and ideas of our society are ex- 
pressed primarily in writing. Books alone among the media of communication are addressed 
to specialized audiences at a level where debate can take place. Tlie mass media do not 
originate, but transmit ideas, issues, or conclusions first developed in print. 

Tlie book awards were given in the three fields of History and Biography, Contemporary 
Problems and Affairs, and Imaginative Literature. The History award went to Herbert Feis 
for his Churchill, Roosevelt and Stalin (Princeton University Press); that in Contemporary 
Problems to George S. Counts for The Challenge of Soviet Education (McGraw-Hill); and the 
Imaginative Literature award to Len Giovannitti for The Prisoner of Combine D (Henry Holt). 

Brief addresses were made by each of the recipients and by Mrs. Agnes Meyer, a member 
of the Contemporary Problems award jury. (E.K. ) 

At the closing General Session, the incoming President of the AL/\, Emerson Greenaway, 
gave his inaugural address, "Tlie World of Books." His subject will be the theme of next 
year's Conference at Washington, D. C. He proposed observance of an " International Book 
Year" for 1959-60, to culminate in the ALA (Conference in Montreal in 1960, and suggested 
that planning for tlie project should be carried out by a committee of librarians from all 
parts of the world. In urging renewed attention to the book, Mr. Greenaway said that Aner- 
ican librarians have "concentrated on the mastery of techniques and organization, often to 
the detriment of substance. " 

August 1, 1958 165 

At this session, Carleton B. Joeckel, retired Professor of the School of Librarianship 
at Berkeley, was given the Joseph W. Lippincott Award as " the chief arcliitect of the modern 
public library system, " Eind Janet S. Dickson of the Pennsylvania State University Library 
was given the Melvil Dewey Award for ' creative professional achievement of a high order. " 


Association of College and Research Libraries 

Professor Mark Schorer, of the University at Berkeley, who is now working on a study 
of Sinclair Lewis, speaking at a general meeting of the ACBL, used his interpretation of 
tlie fictional world created by Lewis, in which the characters, being motivated primarily 
by lust, greed, or ambition, remained something less than human, to point to the danger in 
our society of an over-emphasis on material rather than humainistic values. In his address 
entitled " The Harassed Humanities" he drew attention to the rising status of the physical 
and social sciences which has been accompanied by either indifference or hostility to the 
humanities, and argued that only through the study of the latter can man liope to be able 
to solve the basic problem of the meaning of his own existence. 

At a brief business meeting held after the address of the evening, the Association of 
College and Hesearch Libraries adopted the Constitution and Bylaws as amended by its Uni- 
versity Libraries Section. (P. A.) 

ACRL Subject Specialists Section 

The first meeting of this new section featured addresses and discussion by Mary C. 
Wright, Associate Professor and Curator of the Chinese Collection at the Hoover Institution 
at Stanford University, and Howard W. Winger, Dean of Students at the University of Chicago 
Graduate Library School. Professor Wright, speaking on "The Role of the Subject Special- 
ist in Library Service" made an eloquent plea for more cooperation between the subject 
specialist librarian and the scholar in acquisitions, cataloging, and reference service. 
She particularly emphasized the absolute necessity of building a useful catalog and urged 
that this be done through active collaboration between librarian and scholar to develop the 
most useful subject headings and entries. She suggested the use of any means--a brief 
annotation, summary, or comment on the catalog--to attract the attention of researchers to 
less known but important material, and regretted that funds are not often available to en- 
able subject specialists to exploit the contents of materials for researchers and students. 

Dr. Winger summarized a recent conference on " Iron Curtains and Scholarship: Tlie 
Exchange of Knowledge in a Divided World, " reviewing at length the papers given in the 
conference on the practical, cultural, and governmental barriers to the exchange of know- 
ledge, the intellectual background of Soviet scholarship, and the content of that scholar- 
ship. (J.R.C. and M.-H.Y.M.) 

"Rare Bool<s: Luxury or Necessity to the College Library" 

Rare books are not the prerogative of tlie scholar, researcher, or librarian, but 
are a necessity for indoctrinating the undergraduate student with understanding love of 
the book as a book, it was said in a meeting of the ACRL College Libraries Section. Fac- 
similes, reprints, and filmed reproductions may serve the purpose of the scholar, but will 
not serve the undergraduate. He needs to feel the book, to see the paper and binding, to 
observe in its original printings the varieties of type and illustrations used in the sev- 
eral centuries. Time is transcended and centuries telescoped when the student holds in his 
hands a copy he knows was handled by another reader four hundred years ago. Through this 
intimate relation he receives the germ of bibliomania and becomes a collector or even a 
librarian. This bald paraphrase of a stirring call to action for college libraries by 
Dorothy Bevis, of the School of Librarianship of the University of Washington, can only 
suggest the passionate earnestness of her conviction tliat the college librarian is duty 
bound to provide the materials for the study of rare books. From the audience came the 

166 UCLA Librarian 

story of a college librarian wlio had borrowed a fine copy of an early rare book and kept 
neglecting to return it for several years. He was able to suggest to the senior class that 
the class purchase a copy of this book wlien lie found it in a dealer's catalog (priced at 
about S400) and the purchase was so popular among the students that other classes contin- 
ued the tradition. He finally returned the borrowed copy. (B.R. ) 

ACRL: University Libraries Section 

/ am not reading. You are not reading. He is not reading. Statistics--seemingly 
reliable ones- -prove it. In 1957 only seventeen per cent of the United States public 
answered yes to the question "Are you reading a book now?" Some fifteen per cent of the 
students borrow no books at all during their four years at college. Tlieir grades are none 
the worse, though happily they do not realize it. Lester E. Asheim, Dean of the Graduate 
Library School at the University of Chicago, who reported these findings at the meeting on 
"The Academic Library and the Development of Lifetime Reading Interest" could offer few 
reasons for this state of affairs and no remedies. He felt that reading is a skill wliich 
students do not at present develop and which they are unlikely to develop in their regular 
course work in the present college setup. He advised that librarians should establish 
their own program for teaching reading skills, independent of the standard curriculum. 

Ralph E. Ellsworth, Director of Libraries of the University of Colorado, agreed that 
people do not read. He felt, however, that they are capeible of reading if they want to, 
that students are much better at extracting information from the printed page than they 
were twenty-five years ago. Schools and libraries have done an excellent job in teaching 
people iiow to read, and, in fact, they do read a great deal, though not the kind of reading 
which librarians, booksellers, and publishers would like to see them doing. Business men, 
for example, who say they never read, actually get through vast quantities of reading 
matter. Students, Mr. Ellsworth believes, do not read the books we consider good for them 
because to the student these books- -the product of the long tradition of western humanism- - 
have no value. Mr. Ellsworth referred to Margaret Mead's statement (made in a paper at 
the 75th ALA Conference) that in times of social stress young people learn not from their 
elders but from their contemporaries. That is what they are doing now. Humanistic culture 
upon which our society is built has no meaning for them. 

Unless Librarians are willing to do something about making our traditional culture 
significant, there is no purpose in deploring that students do not read the books we con- 
sider significant. (R.O'B. ) 

Reference Services Division 

At the Division's general meeting, President Mary N. Barton gave a resume of its 
activities, and introduced James D. Hart, Vice Qiancellor of the University at Berkeley, 
who spoke on "Search and Research, or the Librarian and the Scholar." Tlie scholar of to- 
day, he said, must produce published research requiring the study of primary sources, and 
must therefore conuiiand a comprehensive collection, containing manuscripts either in the 
original or in microcopy and background material relative to his area of study. Equally 
important to the examination of the documents themselves is the knowledge of the location 
of American literary manuscript holdings in American libraries. Mr. Hart remarked with 
appreciation on the extensive collection at the Bancroft Library of the manuscripts and 
printed works of autiiors of Northern California, and told of the efforts in which he has 
participated to gatlier for the Library the manuscripts and early printed editions of 
Frank Norris, particularly the scattered leaves of McTeague. His tale of scholarly adven- 
ture and detective work had his hearers on the edge of their seats. 

After tiie introduction of new officers, the incoming FVesident, Everett Moore, spoke 
briefly about some of the Division's objectives for the coming year. (R.K.B. ) 

•V'ust 1, 1958 167 

hour concurrent meetings were held on Friday morning to consider reference work in 
several fields: 

Reference Work in History was the subject of a meeting at which Glenn S. 
ftirnl<e, President of San I'Vancisco btate College, spoke on " Digging History out 
of Journalism, Mugbooks, and Chambers of Commerce." He pointed out that news- 
papers are often the only sources available to the historian, and that while 
county histories, or mugbooks' may be unreliable, information about individuals 
included is not to be found in other sources. Qiamber of Commerce leaflets can 
give a valuable picture of an era, he said, and every local library should 
attempt to maintain a complete file of at least one regional newspaper which 
should be indexed selectively, not exhaustively. If microfilmed, some original 
copies of the paper should be kept for the historian of publishing. All mug- 
books should be kept and even small libraries should collect all ephemera 

Following the address Miss Isabel Howell of the Tennessee State Library 
Division moderated a panel discussion on " Collecting Local History in 
Libraries- -How Much and By Whom?" Panel members were William S. Powell, 
North Carolina Collection, University of North Carolina; Richard Dillon, 
Sutro Branch, California State Library; Alice Cook, Burton Historical Col- 
lection, Detroit Public Library; Milton Padno, specialist in History, Los 
Angeles County Public Library. The discussion, an unusually spirited one, 
considered collecting on the city, county, and state levels. The importance 
of indexes, bibliographies, and union lists was emphasized. Mr. Dillon 
tliought that California libraries should cooperate in defining areas of col- 
lecting. Miss Howell summarized the discussion, calling on all librarians to 
recognize their responsibility for actively promoting the collection of local 
materials. (A.L. ) 

Reference ^eruices tu Students , How Much and By Wliom? was discussed by a 
panel moderated by Julia l^utli /Vrmstrong of tlie Donnell Inference Center in New 
York and including Elizabetli M. Bond of the Minneapolis Public Library, 
Elizabeth Findly of the University of Oregon, and Helen R. Sattley of the School 
Library Service in Brooklyn. With some 1876 colleges and universities in the 
United States, and with enrollments expected to increase until 1965, the panel- 
ists saw that the problem of the library is how best to serve students and also 
to maintain service to the rest of the public. During college vacation periods 
if their libraries close, it was seen that general reference desks of public 
libraries are inundated with students. College and university libraries, on 
tlieir part, have the task of teaching students how to find materials rather 
tlian to find answers for them. 

It was suggested that librarians should make regular contact with teachers 
jind professors of all grades if they hope to prevent unreasonable and thought- 
less assignments requiring the use of library materials, and that they might 
need to limit the use of magazines by students in public libraries. (E.W. ) 

Reference Work in the Arts was discussed in a meeting at the Sain Francisco 
Museum of Art. Dr. Grace L. McCann Morley, retiring Director of the Museum 
(and recipient at our June commencement of an honorary degree from LCLA) wel- 
comed the group and spoke on library service in contemporary art, with special 
emphasis on the place of the library and the librarian in an art museum. 
Museum directors look for librarians who are not only trained librarians but 
subject specialists having a knowledge of foreign languages, a flair for re- 
search, and the personality and ability to participate actively in the insti- 
tution's educational program. After her talk a panel moderated by James K. 
Dickson of the Enoch Pratt Free Library discussed problems concerned with 

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keeping up to date in the art reference field. The group also heard progress 
reports from the H.W, Wilson Company on the Art Index survey. (J.M.M. ) 

Reference Work in Science, Technology, and Business was the topic for the 
meeting addressed by William S. Budington of the John Crerar Library. Speaking 
on "Modern Methods of Information Retrieval" he described some of the machines 
that are being developed to assist in reference and research, and indicated that 
libraries are far from being able to dispense with the expert and specialist. 
A hand, a book, and a brain still make up the most effective machine, he said. 
Panel members Alan G)vey of Sacramento State College, Bernard Van Home of 
Portland, Oregon, Thelma Reid of the San Diego Schools, and John Rather of the 
University of Buffalo discussed means for meeting the challenge of the Russian 
sputniks and reviewed problems growing out of increased national emphasis on 
science and technology. (C.F.S. ) 

Children's Services Division 

At the CSD' s general meeting on Wednesday morning, the speakers were Mrs, Rollin Brown, 
past President of the National Congress of Parents and Teachers, and Jack Dalton, director 
of the ALA International Relations Office. Mr. Dalton related some of liis observations and 
impressions of children's libraries in Asia and Latin America. In Java, the amount of 
paper that can be produced largely determines the development of library service for chil- 
dren. Java's own paper production can supply the country for only sixteen days out a year, 
and strict priorities have to be placed on the importation of books. Only those designated 
as " scientific" and those that are clearly for an educational purpose are duty-free; chil- 
dren's books are subject to an import duty amounting to fifty per cent of the original 
price. In India, school librarians have extracted from their salary the cost of all books 
lost during the year; thus the reluctance to circulate books freely. 

A new municipal library in Japan has a children's room that is filled to capacity every 
afternoon, and a long line of children can be seen outside as they wait to be admitted. On 
one perfectly normal afternoon, Mr. Dalton counted 157 children waiting in line. At a new 
library in Peru the cliildren line up at a faucet outside and wash and dry their hands be- 
fore they go inl A novel arrangement exists in South .America where the National Banks are 
instrumental in promoting and building libraries--especially for children. They have built 
a number of new ones, and in Buenos Aires a library for children is located in the National 
Bank. (D.MacC. ) 

Nowbery-Caldecott Dinner 

Ttie marble and gilt dining rooms at the Sheraton- Pal ace Hotel set the stage for the 
presentation of the Ne\\t)ery and Caldecott awards on the evening of July 15. The Newbery 
award went to Harold Keith for a civil war story for young people. Rifles for Watie, and 
Robert McQoskey received the Caldecott award for Tine of Wonder, a picture book about 
sumnertime on an island off the coast of New England. 

Mr. Keith, a sports publicity director at the University of Oklahoma, had not known 
about the Newbery award previously^ and was impressed by the sight of 1430 children's li- 
brarians and guests from all parts of the country assembled for the occasion, and at SB, 50 
a plate! He referred to his book as " a literary accident" and said that he had simply 
taken the formula for the short story and multiplied it twenty- five times. For the most 
part liis soeech was liumorous and unconventional. Mr. McCloskey spoke only a few words of 
gratitude and appreciation, and the dinner closed in tfie traditional way with Frederic 
Melcher rending the poem, " The King' s Breakfast" by A. A. Milne. (D.MacC.) 

August 1, 1958 169 

"Adult Education's Role" 

Paul H. Sheats, Director of Extension of tlie University of California, was the speaker 
at a luncheon sponsored jointly by the Adult Services, Children's Services, and Young Adult 
Services Divisions, on the subject, "Citizens' Education for International Understanding.' 
He said that education for citizenship can not be sold like soap, that mass media wliich may 
be effective for advertising are not equally effective for selling ideas. Ideas are best 
conmunicated face to face in small groups, and adult education in its program for citizens' 
education must emphasize the possibilities for personal contact through primary groups. A 
method must be developed whereby the informed citizens can make their opinions known, as in 
the "UNESCO Citizens' Consultation." Comments were made by Flora B. Ludington and Jolin 
T. Eastlick, to show how these matters are relevent to librarians in their work. (E.K. ) 

Inter-L i brary Cooperation Committee 

" Library Utopia: Four Dreams by Four Dreamers" was the theme of the meeting of this 
connittee of the Resources and Technical Services Division. Edwin E. Williams of the 
Harvard College Library pointed out some of the problems involved in a national plan of 
acquisition, concluding that there will always be the elements of chance and uncertainty in 
a national acquisition program, but that the libraries should find this situation stimulat- 
ing. Ralph E. Ellsworth of the University of Colorado, talking on the subject of "Cata- 
loging: A National Plan for Total Centralization," pointed out that part of the fault for 
the slow progress towards centralization was due to the reluctance of the librarians in such 
cooperative activities as reporting unique items to the National Union Catalog and in par- 
ticipating in the Dissertations Abstracts program. He stated that some centralization al- 
ready exists, e.g., Chemical Abstracts, and the Library of Congress card catalog, but that 
even when total centralized cataloging is attained we may not recognize it. 

Ralph T. Esterquest of the Harvard Medical Library, who was the chairman of this ses- 
sion, described the ideal national storage system. Albert M. Donley, Jr. of Northeastern 
University Library in Boston presented a teclinical report on " Inter-Library Use: Techniques 
for Total Regimentation of Books and Readers." He described how the United States may be 
divided into "ecological" units with a central library in each unit, and how telecommuni- 
cation could with facility unite all units and sub-units in the transmission of needed in- 
formation and items. (W.M.O. ) 

Serials Section (RTSD) 

A well-attended meeting of the Serials Section of the Resources and Technical Services 
Division (at the early liour of 8:30 a.m.) heard Mrs. Mary E. Kahler of the Library of Con- 
gress tell of the process of compiling New Serials Titles, the current union catalog of 
serials, and Itebert Severance, director of the Air University Library, describe the Air 
University Periodical Index. Besides describing the punched-card system of recording ser- 
ials titles and compiling AST, Mrs. Kahler traced its history from its first publication 
under the title. Serials Titles Newly Received, through the addition of its first contribut- 
ing library, the New York Public Library, and later inclusion of holdings of other libraries 
until in 1956 there were 300 contributing libraries and about 38,000 titles listed. It includes 
only titles which started 1950 or later, and a separate section was added at the back for 
changes in titles, beginning with the 1955 volume. The latter volume also closed the cum- 
ulation for the first five years, but the 1960 volume is planned to be a ten-year cumula- 
tion of titles started since 1950. Dewey classification numbers (carried out not further 
than two places beyond the decimal point) are used to indicate the subjects covered by eacli 
title. A new classed subject list is now being issued monthly but has no annual cumulation. 

'Hie Air University Periodical Index started as an index to strictly military periodi- 
cals of interest to the Air Force and not indexed in other magazine indexes. Some 76 peri- 
odicals were first included, from 1945 to 1952. The index has now been expanded through 

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tlic cooperation of other service librarians and it is hoped it will become an index of all 
military journals covering the interests of all the services. (H.G.M. ) 

Council of Regional Groups 

Representatives of regional groups of RTSD held a luncheon meeting at which about 
thirty delegates had an opportunity to listen to reports presented by national officers, 
and to receive suggestions for possible programs for the ensuing year. Among topics sug- 
gested by Gordon Williams, who is chairman of the Acquisitions Section of RTSD, were the 
need for better records for local materials, books, pamphlets, and newspapers, and the de- 
sirability for more widespread acceptance of a uniform order form which would give dealers 
a better opportunity for improved service. Most of the groups will be enlarged from cata- 
logers' groups to those encompassing all technical processing. This holds true of our own 
Los Angeles Regional Group of Catalogers, wliich has members from localities as widely sepa- 
rated as San Bernardino and Long Beach, and San Diego and Santa Barbara. (R.E. ) 

(As this year's chairman of the Los Angeles Group, Mr. Engelbarts invites 
librarians from acquisitions, serials, and bindery departments, as well as cata- 
logers who do not yet belong, to join their group. They are planning a fall 
meeting at the conclusion of the California Library Association conference in 
Long Beach, with a program they hope will appeal to the wider circle of technical 
services librarians. ) 

"Current Status of Library Resources" (RTSD) 

Ralph Ellsworth, as chairman of this general meeting of the HTSD, introduced the three 
speakers with the unorthodox announcement that while all of them (Verner Clapp, Raynard 
Swank, and Ralph Ulveling) were excellent speakers, two of them, whom he would not name, 
were noted for their lack of terminal facilities. This ploy, if ploy it was, was success- 
ful in keeping the three gentlemen within their allotted times, though only with some 
strain upon the audience, for they tended to speak more rapidly than the very live acoustics 
of the room could accomodate. This was unfortunate, for the papers were sound and scholarly 
and deserved close attention. Particularly impressive were Mr. Clapp' s summary of national 
and international bibliographic efforts, and Mr. Swank's survey of library resources. All 
of the papers deserve publication, and it is the present intention that they will be printed 
within the near future. (G.W. ) 

Subject Index to the National Union Catalog 

The National Union Catalog, A Cumulated Author List, has won approval because of its 
usefulness; now we may, if all goes well (that is, if funds are provided) look forward to 
its complement: a subject index to titles listed in the author catalog. The subscription 
price would be $350 - $400 per annum, provided 500 subscribers can be found. The index 
would be produced by photo-offset from cards in the Library of Congress Union Catalog. 
Only ti,tles with imprint dates since 1956 would be represented, though it may be possible 
to include publications with imprint dates from 1945 on if represented by LC cards. It 
would start publication in 1960, would probably be issued quarterly, cumulate annually, and 
with the exception of literature, the Bible, and non-classified books, include monographs 
and serieJs in most languages, including the Slavic and those of the Middle East. It would 
replace the present Library of Congress Catalog, Books: Subj ects, which would disappear 
after its second quinquennial issue in 1959. LC' s own list of subject headings would be 
followed in assigning entries, and contributions from other libraries would be edited, if 
need be, to conform to this standard. 

At a meeting sponsored by the National Union Catalog Subcommittee (Resources (ujiiriittee) 
of the RTSD, Frederick H. Wagman of the University of Michigan moderated a panel composed 
of Ralph E. Ellsworth, University of Colorado, Robert E. Kihgery, New York Public Library, 

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George Piternick, VC, Berkeley, and Everett Moore. It was suggested that this tool might 
eventually replace large parts of current subject catalogs on cards. Mr. Moore disputed 
this idea, but he saw the index as the necessary and logical extension of tlie ^'ational 
Union Catalog. In the opinion of some of those present even greater benefits could be de- 
rived from a classed catalog. Personnel from the Library of Gangress saw little likelihood 
for such a development. (B.E. t 

Code for Subject Headings 

iWiile the Stanford Institute concerned itself with the rules for author and title entry, 
I symposium sponsored by the Cataloging and Classification Section of RTSD turned its atten- 
tion to subject heading work. Four panel members (Jennette Hitchcock, Yale University, 
liany Dewey, Drexel Institute, George Piternick, UC, Berkeley, and Maria Teresa Chavez, 
Biblioteca de Mexico) discussed the historical background, laid down principles, looked to 
possible practical developments in the future, such as the use of the proposed Union Cata- 
log Subject Index to supplant large portions of currently used card catalogs in individual 
libraries, and proved that subject heading work south of the border is beset with as many 
difficulties as it is in the United States. A code for subject cataloging is sorely needed, 
they showed. David Haykin' s sudden death has deprived us of the person who by long exper- 
ience and capacity for theoretical discussion in this field was best fitted to produce one; 
lie was busily at work on it at the time of his death. His papers are being indexed by 
Library of Congress personnel, and once a successor has been appointed the work can go on 
to completion. 

It will probably be another five years before the code will be ready for use, but here, 
as in the case of the code for author and title entries, it may be possible to reach agree- 
ment on rules at an international level. There is no reason to deplore the multiplicity of 
special lists of subject headings as long as there is general concurrence on basic princi- 
ples and rules. So, in about five years, we may have codes for all aspects of cataloging, 
covering the rules for choice and form of entry, of descriptive cataloging and of subject 
heading work, not an unreasonably long wait considering the benefits certain to be derived 
from a reduced number of simplified coherent rules, undergirded by generally accepted prin- 
ciples. (R.E. ) 

Hew Copying Methods 

Although announced as a panel discussion, the program presented on this subject by the 
Copying Methods Section of the Rr9D consisted rather of four papers, by Peter R. Scott, 
Massachusetts Institute of Technology, John S. Gantt , University of Michigan, William R. 
Hawken, LC, Berkeley, and Hubbard Ballou, Columbia University. James E. Shipper of Michigan 
State University presided. Of the four who prepared papers only Mr. Hawken was present. 
Tliree were on rapid-copying devices, and the fourth was on microphotography. Thermofax, 
self-gelatin transfer (e.g. Verifax), and diffusion transfer processes were described, and 
tecluiical developments in microphotography were discussed in some detail. A statement of 
particular interest was Mr. Ballou' s, that we are behind the Europeans in technique and 
ahead' of them in the variety of machines developed and in uses to which microfilm is put. 

(E.W. ) 

International Relations Round Table 

"Library Education Abroad" was the topic covered in four reports given by Jack Dalton 
of the ALA International Relations Office; Marietta Daniels, Associate Librarian of the 
Columbus Memorial Library, Pan American Union; Elmer M. Grieder, Associate Director, Stan- 
ford University Libraries; and Harold Lancour, Associate Director of the Library Scliool, 
University of Illinois. Mr. Dalton opened the meeting with a background report on some of 
the factors and problems affecting library education abroad. According to Miss Daniels 
the most important need at the present time in Latin /Vnerica is the development and training 

"See report on page 174. 

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of librarians, a conclusion reached at the 1956 meeting of the Inter-American Cultural 
Council of the Organization of American States. To help meet this need it has established 
170 scholarships, and the Rockefeller Foundation is helping with funds to establish a 
library school at the University of Antioquia (Medellin, Colombia). 

The new library school estalished at the University of Ankara was the subject of Mr. 
Grieder's report. Being the first director of this new venture, he found that in directing 
such a project one must find the advantages with which one has to work and must try to neu- 
tralize the disadvantages. Reporting on Africa, Mr. Lancour told of the establishment of 
four new library schools in South Africa during the past year and a half. As a result of 
his study of the state of library education in British West Africa he recommends that a 
library school offering training at the post-graduate level be established at one of the 
institutions of higher learning in Ghana or Nigeria. (H.K.A. ) 

Library Education Division 

At a joint meeting with the Library Education Division, Teacher's Section, Mrs. 
Florrinell Morton presided, and Mrs. Kathleen Stebbins of the Detroit Public Library was 
the moderator for a panel including Sister Mary Edmund of the College of St. Catherine, 
St. Paul, Elizabeth Nesbitt of the Carnegie Library School, Margaret I. Rufsvold of Indiana 
University, Kenneth H. Fagerhaugh of the Carnegie Institute of Technology, and Alan L. 
Heyneman of the New York Public Library. Miss Rufsvold presented a brief history and sum- 
mary of the standards for institutions offering a four-year program of library education 
which have been accepted by the ALA' s Committee on Accreditation. Discussion centered 
around the implications of four-year education for professional librarianship. Although 
the standards specifically stated that the four-year program was to be introductory, not 
terminal in nature, it was pointed out that this might not be the case in practice. The 
importance of raising the quality of courses offered in four-year schools, and of integrat- 
ing these courses effectively with the curricula of the graduate schools of librarianship 
was generally agreed upon, but the difficulty of obtaining admission to certain five-year 
schools without a full four-year liberal arts background was also emphasized. (P. A.) 

American Association of State Libraries 

At the second meeting of the Association its president, Carma R. Zinmerman of the 
California State Library, presided. Alton H. Keller, Gift Division Chief at the Library 
of Congress, presented a committee report on the " Scope and Standards of Selected Library 
Functions. " Standards will be constructed from the evaluation of functions placed on a 
questionnaire sent by the State Library Survey Committee to state libraries. Mr. Keller 
emphasized the importance of defining the area and amount of the acquisition program. 

Robert Stevens, Assistant Director of Reference at the Library of Congress, presented 
a committee report on a "Plan for Ekchange of Studies, Manuals, Bulletins, and Statistics 
among State Libraries." A library such as the Library of Congress would become a deposi- 
tory for materials by and about state libraries and would lend the originals or provide 
microcopies. The Monthly Checklist of State Publications would indicate availability of 
materials from the issuing agencies. (R.K.B. ) 

Staff Organizations Round Table 

The program meeting of the Round Table was attended by 196 people, the largest number 
in the history of SCHT program meetings. Addresses by William H. Jesse, Director of Li- 
braries at the University of Tennessee, and Frankie Castelletto, Assistant Head of the 
Catalog Department at the Los Angeles Public Library, were featured. Mr. Jesse, speaking 
on " Inter-Personal Relations in Libraries," gave his views on opportunities for effective 
cooperation between staff and administration in planning, organization, staffing, directing, 
coordinating, reporting, and budgeting. He amplified a similar theme established by Edwin 
Castagna of the Long Beach Public Library in a speech on democratic administration given 
before SOUT in a previous year. 

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Miss Castelletto, in " Tlie Staff Association and Recruiting," urged SCXTT and all staff 
associations and individuals to take a long look at the subject of recruiting and then to 
work longer, harder, and more effectively at recruiting for library service. She called 
for a highly organized effort by the ALA Joint Comnittee on Librarianship as a Career, 
using startling new ideas and all the resources available. She urged staff associations to 
establish recruitment committees and to become active both within and without the library, 
saying that library recruiting would only be truly effective when done on a national scale 
similar to the organization and promotion of National Library Week. 

At the SORT business meeting the new 1958/59 Steering Committee was elected. Among 
the new officers elected from and by the Steering Committee was George Bailey of the library 
on the Davis Campus, the new SOtTF Chairman. James Cox was re-elected S&iT Bulletin Editor. 

(J.R.C. ) 

Visit to UC Medical Center 

The Association of Hospital and Institution Libraries arranged a tour to the UC Medical 
Center, and Lorna Wiggins took advantage of this opportunity to visit the new library there: 

Tlie UC Medical Library has been physically designed around Dean Saunders' s 
philosophy that there are three important factors for medical research. The latest 
material in the medical sciences is of primary importance to researchers, followed 
by a need for earlier journals and texts to support this research, and lastly, the 
value of the historical collection for those interested in that phase of medical 
research. This concept is carried out in the library buidling by having the en- 
trance on the second floor, which houses the current priodicals in a separate al- 
cove, with the bibliographic section in the center and subject alcoves with the 
last five years of journals and the latest monographs classified by the Library 
of Congress system. Tlie loan desk with the reserve collection, the locked case, 
and the offices for reference librarians are also on this level. 

Tlie lower floor contains tlie earlier journals and texts and the administra- 
tive and processing offices. On the tliird floor are housed the historical col- 
lection, faculty study cubicles and a student seminar room. Of particular inter- 
est were the flexible floor plans, a browsing room witli books ranging from Marcus 
Aurelius and French literature to Father Brown and The Naked and the Dead. (L.W. ) 

Rare Books Section (ACRL) 

The first two meetings of the new AQ^ Section on Rare Ikjoks, Manuscripts and Special 
Collections were held during the San Francisco conference. The first meeting consisted of 
a short business and organizational session, at which Marjorie Wynne of Yale University 
presided. Robert Talmadge of the University of Kansas presented a slate of officers for 
the section for 1958, which was unanimously adopted. Tlie officers are: J. Terry Bender, 
Stanford University, Chairman; James T. Babb, Yale University, Vice Chairman and Chairman- 
Elect, John Cook Wyllie, University of Virginia, Secretary, and Herbert T. Cahoon, Pierpont 
Morgan Library, Director. A proposal was made for a workshop on rare books to be held at 
the University of Virginia, in connection with the 1959 ALA Conference. Following the 
business meeting, Robert 0. Dougan, Librarian of the Huntington Library, gave a short talk 
" Some Tlioughts of a Roving Rare Book Librarian. " 

The second meeting was held at the California Historical Society, and consisted of a 
symposium on the rare book resources of the Bay ,4rea. The eight speakers on the program 
were James Abajian, for the Library of the California Historical Society, J. Terry Bender, 
for the Division of Special Collections, Stanford University Library, Kenneth J. Carpenter 
for the Rare [k)ok Division of the General Library, University of California at Berkeley, 
Mrs. Mary Manning Cook, for the Albert M. Bender Room of Mills College Library, Ifebert 

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Dillon, for the Sutro Branch of the California State Library, George P. Hammond, for the 
Bancroft Library of the University of California, David Magee, for the Library of the Book 
Club of California, and Philip T. McLean for the Hoover Institution at Stanford University. 



Some of our staff also attended meetings during the week before the ALA Conference, on 
the campuses of the University at Berkeley and Stanford University, and two of them have 
reported as follows: 

Symposium on The Climate of Bool( Selection 

About 180 librarians gathered in tlie Fernwald dormitories on the Berkeley campus to 
attend the Symposium on the Climate of Book Selection. Preponderantly representing school 
and public libraries, they met thrice daily in Dwinelle Hall to hear eminent social scien- 
tists and historians discuss the role of the library and the librarian in our culture, to 
provide a background for Marjorie Fiske's Report on Book Selection and Retention in Cali- 
fornia Public and School Libraries, which pin-pointed the incidence and causes of censor- 
ship in school and public libraries in California since the war. Highlights of the Sym- 
posium were Max Lerner's talk on "Our Changing Society," in which he challenged librarians, 
teachers, writers, and other intellectuals to take the lead in creating values in American 
culture; Professor Fredric Mosher's stirring history of the California Library Association's 
Intellectual Freedom Committee's fight against censorship in California; and Miss Fiske's 
Report, which emphasized the disturbing fact tliat many of the restrictions now being placed 
upon the availability of reading materials in public and school libraries result from li- 
brarians' fears rather than from outside pressures. (P.A. ) 

Institute on Catalog Code Revision 

This Institute, sponsored jointly by the Cataloging and Classification Section of ALA 
Resources and Technical Services Division and the Stanford University Libraries, was held 
on the Stanford campus. Attended by about 160 librarians (California's contingent was 
nearly 50), catalogers, chief librarians, and teacliers of cataloging, its purpose was to get 
information at first hsind on the progress of Seymour Lubetzky's work on the proposed Code 
for author and title entries, an entirely new work, rather than a revision of the 2d edi- 
tion, 1949, of the Code. 'Hie draft of the completed sections, and copies of nine working 
papers on controversial topics, had been received by enrollees before the institute. Each 
of the nine sessions, lasting an average of three hours, started with a summary of the pa- 
per, after which discussion from the floor brought principles, objectives, and single rules 
into focus, highlighting large areas of agreement, but also giving expression to doubt, 
objection, and rejection. 

Mr. Lubetzky had an opportunity at the end of eacli meeting to explain, elucidate, 
rebut, and summarize his and the Catalog Code Revision Committee's present thinking. It 
was hard not to agree with him on nearly all points, for he showed remarkable ability 
to clarify issues and to banish confusion; the profession could not have chosen a better 
qualified person, one with an undisputed grasp of the historical development of cataloging 
rules in several countries, from Panizzi to Ranganathan, and with brilliant analytical 
aptitude and appreciation of the modern library's bibliographical needs, supported by pa- 
tience and modesty. 

There was not much dissension concerning individual rules, but those applied to serials, 
corporate bodies, form sub-divisions for official entries, and those for conferences and 
symposia, came in for considerable discussion. But in these areas too, if latitude for 
liberal interpretation is given, and considering Lubetzky's flexibility of thinking, it 
should not be impossible to arrive at finally acceptable statements. Tlie climate for inter- 

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national cooperation is excellent, not only between Americans and Britons, but on a much 
wider basis, including all the English-spealting people, as well as the Germans and other 
European nations. 

The Institute ended on a hopeful note, looking forward to the IFIA (International 
Federation of Library Associations) conference on code revision, planned to be held in 
Europe in 1960, to which Mr. Lubetzky's completed draft is to be submitted, with similar 
drafts from other countries. We may be reasonably optimistic that an international code 
may result, allowing for individual modifications by member countries. There were repre- 
sentatives at the Institute from Canada, Mexico, Great Britain, Germany, India, and Japan. 
UQLA was represented by Jeannette Hagan, Helen More, and Rudolf Engelbarts. The proceed- 
ings were tape-recorded and copies of the transcribed minutes will be made available to 
those in attendance. The Library of Congress will run a pilot test in which a number of 
publications will be cataloged according to the proposed rules. (R.E. ) 


The Santa Barbara Conference on Reporting 

The Second LCLA Library Conference was held last week on the Santa Barbara campus of 
the University with fifty-two delegates in residence for the three-day event. The staff 
included three editors: Lee Ash, Library Journal, Marie D. Loizeaux, Wilson Library 
Bulletin, and Sol. M. Malkin, Antiquarian Bookman; seven librarians, Seymour Lubetzky, 
Library of Congress, Patricia Paylore, University of Arizona, Sarah L. Wallace, Sacra- 
mento Public Library, and Mr. Powell, Miss Rosenberg, and Mr. Moore; and R. Philip 
Qiamberlin, of University Extension. We have asked Robert Fessenden to write a comment on 
the conference as he saw it: 

Nothing quite matches a comfortable dormitory and well-cooked food in a 
pleasant dining room for encouraging spontaneous and informal discussions and 
" conclusion-drawing. " The Santa Barbara campus is, at least in that way, far 
ahead of UCLA in possessing such conveniences for the learning process. A 
pleasingly rural campus (because its piece of the California landscape is still 
largely unconverted to university grounds) set just the right atmosphere for a 
subject--oral and written reporting- -which badly needs informality, spontaneity, 
simplicity, and flavor. 

One of the best results of the meetings, and one with lots of promise for 
libraries represented there, was the awareness put across by the speaking staff 
and through the informal talks, that it is possible, acceptable, and nowadays, 
mandatory to report briefly, entertainingly, and with at least a measure of 
literary decency. One thing about these three days of concern with reporting 
is that such discussion and comment on the part of heads and chiefs ought 
to encourage librarians at section head levels to experiment, within certain 
bounds, with more original or creative forms of report writing, and to break 
away with more confidence from older methods. The small section groups and 
'the unorganized "bull sessions" were just the places to argue these things 
out. The conference program played a significant role by providing the 
guidance and informed opinion which fired up these little washroom hassles. 
"Argufying" is the stuff of life of any healthy organization, including 

Conference meetings nearly all reflected the split in interests and 
problems which always bothers mixed groups of academic and public library 
personnel. This was especially true in discussion of annual reports for 
library heads, and public relations problems. Much more attention was 
given to the final, higher reporting level, and future meetings might do well 
to include more work on section or division levels. The differences in li- 
brary problems are not nearly so apparent in this area. TFiere was much concern 


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on the part of heads and chiefs present with encouraging younger librarians 
to write and speak publicly, and this was a phase which might have been more 
fully developed. 

Betty Rosenberg characterized the library staff as the " forgotten audi- 
ence, " and this led Marjorie Donaldson of the Pasadena Public Library to 
speculate on the possibility of more than one report, perhaps one public and 
one internal. The discrepancy between staff and public in professional know- 
ledge and interests is obvious, and one wonders if the good oral report might 
be an alternative to more writing. The recent lively interest in UCLA Library 
staff meetings at which informal oral reports on building plans and the Ogden 
collection were given, come to mind as examples. 

Writing came in for the largest share of attention in the conference, and 
rightly so. Tlie staff of editors were certainly united behind a plea for articles 
with constructive controversy and new material with something to say. All of 
them refreshingly expressed their responsibility to their reader alone\ Sol. 
Malkin encouraged librarians to write in journals in other fields, if one could 
acquire the proficiency expected, and both he and Lee Ash demanded the simple, 
original, and appropriate article, and fewer " how- to-do- its. " Malkin urged 
librarians to recognize the unanimity of the book world and to "join" editors, 
publishers, authors, and dealers by writing properly for this literate and ar- 
ticulate audience. Jim Cox remarked that those who most needed help and prac- 
tice never came to practical sessions such as the one just concluded. It 
occurs to me now, recollecting Malkin and Ash, that this was true of some of the 
editors of library literature, as well as librarians! 

UQA Librarian is issued every other Friday by the Librarian's Office. 

Editors, this issue: James R. Cox, Paul Miles, Everett Moore. Contributors: Page Ackerman, 
Herbert K.Ahn, Richard K. Brome, Rudolf Engelbarts, Robert Fessenden, Dora Gerard, Jeannette 
Hagan, Edwin Kaye, Ardis Lodge, Donnarae MacCann, Man-Hing Yue Mok, Jean M. Moorfe, Helen G. 
More, Richard O'Brien, William M. Osuga, Betty Rosenberg, Helene Schimansky, Wilbur J. Snith, 
Everett Wallace, Brooke Whiting, Lorna Wiggins, Florence Williams, Gordon Williams. 




Vol ume 11 , Number 23 

August 15, 1958 


Joan Ann Bailey, who is a new Secretary-Stenographer in the Acquisitions Depart- 
ment, formerly worked with the firm of Evans and Markle, New Haven, Connecticut. 

Resignations have been received 
ant, Education Library, to resume he 
Circulation Department; James Harlan 
ment, to enter library school at tlie 
tinue to work part-time in the Ci rcu 
Typist Clerk, Librarian's Office, to 
Mary K. Gunther, Senior Library Assi 
where her husband has a teaching pos 
University Elementary School Library 
Berkeley this fall. 

from Mrs. Helen S. Arnot, Senior Library Assist- 
r studies at UCLA, and to work part-time in the 
, Senior Library Assistant, Circulation Depart- 

University of Southern California (He will con- 
lation Department); Mrs. Patsy R. Harris, Senior 

accept a teaching position in El Segundo; Mrs. 
stant. Biomedical Library, to move to Rialto, 
ition; Marilyn Larson, Senior Library Assistant, 
, to enter library school at the University in 

SERVICE AWARDS, 1957-1958 

Eighteen service pins, recognizing ten years or more of service to the University, 
have been awarded to Library staff members since July 1, 1957. Following is the list 
in order of seniority of service, with dates of awards: 

Twenty- five years: Ardis Lodge, January 1958; Ruth Doxsee , April 1958 (retired). 

Twenty years: Esther Euler, September 1957; Lawrence Clark Powell, June 1958. 

Fifteen years: Helen M. Riley, September 1957; Eve A. Dolbee, May 1958; Edna 
Davis, July 1958; Helen G. More, August 1958; Elizabeth S. Bradstreet, August 1958. 

Ten years: Dimitri Krassovsky, July 1957; Wilbur J. Smith, August 1957; 
Elizabeth G. Rice, September 1957; Ren6e Schurecht, February 1958; Cecilia H. Polan, 
April 1958; Ruth B. Berry, June 1958; Charlotte Spence, July 1958; Gertrud Sandmeier, 
July 1958; Man-lling Yue Ntok, July 1958. 


Herman H. Henkle . Librarian of the John Crerar Library, Chicago, was among the 
post -ALA librarian visitors, calling at the Library on July 25 following a vacation 
in the Sierra. 

Mrs. Maria Allentuck, of Columbia University, was doing research on 18th century 
literature in the Department of Special Collections on July 26. 

Mrs. Maurice Hirshfield and her daughter, Huth C. Hirshfie Id, Los Angeles, were 
visitors on July 28 to the Department of Special Collections, where they looked at 
the papers of their ancestor, Maurice 11. Newmark, early Southern California pioneer. 

178 UCLA Librarian 

Thomas E. Hatcliffe, Jr., Head of the Reference Department of the University of 
Illinois Library, visited the Library on July 29. 

Charlotte Oakes of the Pasadena Public Library, outgoing Chairman of the Los 
Angeles Regional Group of Catalogers, visited Rudolf Engelbarts, newly installed 
Chairman of the Group, on July 29. 

Margaret Lesser, of Doubleday and Company, visited the Department of Special Col- 
lections July 29 to see the children's book collection. 

Frank Gilliam, of the Drick Row Book Shop, Austin, Texas, visited the Library on 
July 29. 

Marjorie Cray Wynne, in charge of the Rare Exjok Rook in the Yale University 
Library, visited the Library on August 2. 

James P. Could and Keith Barrett, of the New York firm of consulting engineers, 
Moran, Proctor, Mueser & Rutledge, visited the Geology Library on August 5. They are 
in charge of their firm's work on the Pacific Palisades landslide problem. 


Jane E. Hill was born on August 1 to Mrs". Nancy A'. Hill, Senior Library Assistant 
in the Serials Serials Section of the Acquisitions Department. 


"Historical Cartography of California" opened yesterday in the Ejchibit Room of 
the Library, to coincide with the annual meeting here of the Association of American 
Geographers. UCLA is the host this year, for the first time, and the exhibit was 
suggested and assembled from the Library's collections by Norman Thrower, Acting 
Assistant Professor of Geography, and Ralph Johnson of the Department of Special 
Collections. The books in the exhibit represent the best work of two of the West's 
finest scholar-bibliographers, the late Henry R. Wagner and Carl Wheat, to whom 
students of the history and cartography of California are deeply indebted. Both 
retired to their scholarly interests from other careers, and their work possesses all 
the attributes of dedicated and thoughtful scholars, whose writings are definitive. 

In the Department of Special Collections an exhibit of rare materials relating to 
Australia and New Zealand has been assembled from the department's collections. 


As announced recently in the papers, the Library has been given the complete 
runs of the Los Angeles Daily News and its predecessors, by the Los Angeles Times- 
Mirror Company. The bound volumes of The News, the Illus trated Daily News, the Post 
Record, the Evening News, and the Los Angeles Daily News cover the period from 1909 
to 1954, when the paper ceased publication. There are also the Daily News's news- 
paper clipping file, the index to the bound volumes and to the clipping file, a 
publication pamphlet file, and an entertainment photographic file. 

Looking idly through the files when he was working on the truck that delivered 
them to the Library, one of the men of the Circulation Department had to make a quick 
catch of a small bakelite object as it slithered from an envelope labelled 
"Schools. . ." Some Daily Newsman had apparently filed his Schick Shaver, vintage of 
the '30's, in the morgue for ready reference, and failed to unfile it the day the 

August 15, 1958 179 

paper folded. One of our staff members observed a little se If- righteously that any- 
one who would file an schi- under scho- jolly-well deserved to be parted from his 
possess i ons. 


Discovery of the bookseller A.C. Vroman as a great photographer of this region is 
the subject of Mr. Powell's article "Photographer of the Southwest" in the August 
issue of Westways. An examination in 1953 of the Vroman bequest to the Pasadena 
Public Library had led to the ultimate unearthing of sixteen albums of photographs of 
California and the Southwest taken in the late 1880' s and through the early 1900's. 
In a later conversation with Frederick Webb Hodge, then director of the Southwest 
Museum, Mr. Powell learned that Hodge had taken Vroman on his first photographic 
expedition through the Southwest in 1897. Inquiry about the possible whereabouts of 
the original glass negatives brought fortli the veiled recollection that they had been 
sold by Vroman' s niece to Los Angeles County. 

The remainder of the search for the negatives was the work of James Mink of the 
Department of Special Collections, and the Westways article is the first public 
recognition of his tireless efforts to find these lost rarities. After many phone 
calls and letters he discovered the 2,406 negatives stored in steel cabinets in the 
basement of die Audio-Visual Education Division of the Los Angeles County Pjoard of 
Exlucation. As a result of his work, the historical importance of the photographs was 
established and the entire collection was transferred to the History Division of the 
Los Angeles County Museum. 


We did not complete our reports in the last issue on the various conferences held 
in July, which some of our staff members attended and participated in'. To keep the 
record straight and complete, here are reports, by Donna rae MacCann on the pre-ALA 
Poetry Festival presented by the Children's Services Division, by Hichard O'Brien on 
the Seminar on the Acquisition of Latin-American Materials, and by Johanna Tallman on 
a post -conference meeting in Los Angeles on the Library Technology Project: 

Poetry Festival (Frances Sayers, Dickie Mills, et al) 

The opening night of the CSD Poetry festival, July 10-12, featured the reading of 
poetry with jazz. Lawrence Ferl inghe tti , one of the San Francisco poets associated 
with the "beat generation", read his own poetry to the jazz of the Dickie Mills 
Combo. Frances Clarke Sayers introduced the program, speaking of the re vital ization 
of poetry, and how poetry, when she was a young girl, was sometimes read with an 
elaborate running accompaniment on the piano (she referred to hers as " the lost 
generation"). Nearly everyone seemed to agree upon tlie compatibility of poetry with 
jazz, but the content of Mr. F'erl inghetti ' s poetry caused vehement controversy — some 
members of the audience noticing a remarkable degree of perceptive social satire in 
it and others feeling that it was excessively negative. 

On F'riday morning May Hill Arbuthnot spoke about poetry as an oral art and its 
use with children. She illustrated what Walter de la Mare called the " tune and 
runningness" of poetry and read with ineffable charm. Annis Duff's talk on F'riday 
afternoon was largely autobiographical, and Lillian Morrison spoke in appreciation 
of modern poetry and its appeal to young people. 

I'he festival closed Saturday noon after Mr'. Arno Contemps commented on poetry as 
a folk art, and, at the denand of the audience, read several of his own poems from 
his anthology Golden Slippers, as well as several by Laiigston Huglies. (D. MacC. J 

(Continued on p^ge I3i) 




11360 Santa Monica Blvd. 
Los Angeles 2i>, Calif. 
August 6, 193Q 


Mr. Everett Moore, Editor 

University of California Library 
Los Angeles 2^, Calif. 

Dear Mr. Moore: 

We are pack rats, too... your neighbors at West Los Angeles 
Regional Branch of Los Angeles Public Libraryl 

West Los Angeles also has a copy of the pamphlet VICUNA with 
the two delightful color plates, published in 1937 • Our copy is 
available to patrons, NOt "with librarian clinging grimly to one 
corner", nor even riding shotgun on the original paper binding* but 
just plain available in the normal course of business. It can be 
found in the pamphlet drawer indexed: TEXHLES AND TEXTILE FABRICS. 
We trust that Washington will not be set in an uproar over this. 

The staff at West Los Angeles all read and enjoy your publlcatloni 
UCLA LIBRARIAN. The August 1st issue with its comments on the 
various conferences was extremely interesting. We extend every good 
wish for its continued success. 

Your neighbors, the PROUD PACK RATS, 

From our good friends at the Regional Branch 
Library on Santa Monica Boulevard cornea this 
letter, prompted by our publication on August 
1 of Professor Husaey's communication on the 
same subject. Thanks to the diligence of the 
WLA Pack Rata we can consider our community 
resources to be richer than we had thought. 

Reference Librarians 

August 15, 1958 181 

Seminar on the Acquisition of Latin American Library Materials 

This, the third seminar on Latin American acquisitions, was held at International 
House in lisrkeley, July 10-11. Like the preceding seminars held at Cliinsugit Hill, 
Florida, and Austin, lexas, this one explored the problem of what is being published 
in Soutli America and how to obtain these materials. This is a long-standing problem 
to the solution of which the seminars have already made important contributions. 

The first seminar considered the general problem, the second concentrated on the 
problem of Mexican materials, and the third dealt particularly with the acquisition 
of Argentine and Chilean materials and with the problem of microfilming Latin 
American materials in general. Papers on the problem of exchanges with Argentina, 
on bibliographical sources used in the selection of materials from Argentina and 
Chili, on current Argentine periodicals and the Argentine publishing industry were 
furnished by experts in the field. Similar working papers dealing with specifically 
Chilean affairs are on their way. 

Additional working papers or discussions concerned a Guide to Photocopied 
Historical Materials, the Microfilming of Historical Imprints in Chili, some pos- 
sibilities offered by the U.S. Ijook Exchange, and a discussion on the application of 
microfilms to library work. Particularly interesting was the opinion expressed by 
experts that out of the proliferation of methods including microcard, microprint, and 
microfilm will emerge a reduced number of forms which will more precisely fit our 

An interesting sidelight revealed that the microfilming in the Archives of the 
Indies in Seville has been hampered by the lack of cooperation from the Spanish 
authorities. Microfilming programs in Latin America, on the other hand, some of 
them under the auspices of the Mormon Church, which has been collecting a vast pool 
of genealogical materials, and of UNESCO have been going remarkably well. Mr. 
Kingery announced that the New York Public Library is taking responsibility for 
retrospective gazettes for all nations, including those of Latin America. The NYPL 
is working in conjunction with the United Nations, which has responsibility for 
current gazettes. It will microfilm the gazettes and make them available to Afy., 
members, probably through a membership plan. 

The Seminar will meet again in conjunction with the ALA Conference in 
Washington , D.C. in 1959, and in the meantime the various committees will continue 
their work. ITie conference was smootlily and efficiently run and it was well 
attended. Professor Holand D. Hussey represented the University faculty and 
Richard OT.rien the Library. (H.0':5. ) 

Library Technology Project 

On July 23 Miss Stubble field and Mrs. Tallman attended a meeting at the Los 
Angeles Public Library of about fifty selected liurarians representing a variety 
of libraries in this area, to hear about the Library Technology Project. A grant 
from the Council on Library Ifesources, Inc. to the American Library Association is 
making possible a six-month investigation of the feasibility of an extensive 
project in research, testing and standardization of library materials, supplies, 
equipment, and systems. John Ottemiller, Associate University Librarian, Yale 
University, on leave to direct the Project, is making a tour to consult with 
librarians throughout tlie country, 

llie re seems to be general agreement tliat the AI*\ should consider some kind of 
standards and testing program. Tlie basic questions are "What sliould tliis program 
consist of?" and "How should it be financed?" As to the first question, the 

182 UCLA Librarian 

following areas are being considered: 1) Clearing house of information; 2) evalua- 
tion in terms of quality, price, suitability; 3) systems analysis and cost studies 
(e.g. charging systems); 4) development of new equipment and supplies. Mr. 
Ottemiller pointed out that library standards already exist in some areas: catalog 
cards, card catalog cabinets, microfilm, binding, etc. Some new standards are 
under investigation. For example, ALA has a committee working with publishers to 
establish standards for library editions of trade books. Comments from the audience 
confirmed that librarians were definitely interested in such a program to lielp them 
to decide what supplies and equipment to buy to meet their library needs and wants. 
The second question, as to financing a full-scale program, will be more difficult to 
solve'. Mr. Ottemiller is investigating how other professional associations are 
handling this problem. (J.E.T. ) 


Sarah L. Wallace, one of the leaders of the Santa Barbara Conference on Re- 
porting, is not from the Sacramento Public Library, as was erroneously stated in the 
August 1 UCLA Librarian. She is, of course, the Public Relations Officer of the 
Minneapolis Public Library. Unfortunately, the name of another leader, Frederick 
A. Wemmer — keynote speaker, in fact, and summer-upper of the conference — was 
dropped out completely. He is Librarian of the Sacramento County Free Library. 
Our apologies for this inadvertent error and omission. The editor will next be 
attending a conference on accuracy in reporting. 


The typist, a graduate student in English, was transcribing the first sentences 
from the tape recording of the Conference on Ifeporting. Getty Rosenberg says the 
assistant was having no difficulty following the clear tones of Mr. Moore, but 
asked innocently if she should correct the grammar as she went along. 


Glen Dawson, our bookseller friend, and his family are on a three-month trailer 
tour of the U.S.A. From Islamorada, Florida (not Islandia) he sends the Librarian 
a post card showing Mai ibu Lodge, which is captioned, "Every Room opens on the 
Atlantic." The Librarian has forwarded the card to the Editor, with the note, "It 
should have read 'Every Back Room,' for the Front Rooms would obviously open on the 
Pacific, where all proper Malibu rooms do open." 


Elxcept for the above news item, the Librarian has sent us no dispatches from 
the other, original, Malibu, where he is vacationing, but one of our correspondents 
from up that way did ask if we had noticed that the population o] that community had 
now reached 6,717. We hadn't, but are glad to pass on this astonishing news to our 
readers, so that they may continue to be among the best- informed in the profession. 

UCLA Librarian is issued every other Friday by the Librarian's Office. 
Editor: Everett Moore. Assistant Editor: James R. Cox. Contributors to this issue: 
Elizabeth S. Bradstreet, Robert E. Fessenden, Donnarae MacCann, Richard O'Brien, Betty 
Rosenberg, Johanna E. Tallman, Brooke Whiting, Florence Williams. 




Volume II, Number 24 August 29, 1958 


Mary Anna Wakefield, new Senior Library Assistant in the Education Library, received her B.A. from 
UCLA, and has had several years experience in the Curriculum Office of the Glendale Unified School 

Resignations have been received from Carol llai/pl, Senior Library Assistant in the College Library, 
to attend Biblical Seminary in New York; Mrs. Glenda Nelson, Typist Clerk in the Engineering Library, 
to join her husband in Long Beach; jVIri. Sharon Daley, Senior Account Clerk in the Acquisitions Depart- 
ment, to attend Santa Monica City College; Helen Ram, Senior Library Assistant in the College Library, 
to resume her studies and to continue to work half-time in the College Library; and Mrs. Margaret 
Robinson, Senior Typist Clerk in the Photographic Service, to resume her studies. 


Professor Julian Krzyzanowski, of Warsaw, who visited the UCLA Folklore Collection on July 31 
with Professor Wayland D. Hand, is an authority on the folklore of Poland, and the country's leading 
scholar on the folktale. He was much impressed, says Mr. Hand, not only with the Folklore Collection, 
but with our Slavic holdings. 

Eugene and Katherine (jett) Barnes and their children — Elizabeth, Andy, Rachel, and Joe— were 
Library visitors on August 4. Both Mr. Barnes, Head of the Acquisitions Department of the University 
of Oregon Library, and Mrs. Barnes are former members of our Catalog Department. 

Margaret Ayrault, Head Cataloger of the University of Michigan Library, visited the Catalog Depart- 
ment on August 11. 

Esther Joan Heap, of the City of Portsmouth College of Technology, England, visited the Library 
on August 13 with Professor John S. Galbraith. 

Jhmes de T. Abajian, Librarian of the California Historical Society, San Francisco, and Doyce B. 
Nunis, Jr., Los Angeles, visited the Department of Special Collections on August 13, to do research 
on various early California materials. 

Ida Shalzky, New York City, was a visitor to the Department of Special Collections on August 13, 
to consult tlie Spinoza Collection. 

Mrs. Martha H. Peterson, .Acquisitions Librarian of the Santa Barbara campus, visited the Library 
on August 19 and 20 to look over the Ogden collection. 

184 ■ UCLA Librarian 


Miss Milagrus Paredes, Assistant Librarian at the Philippine Department of Health, in Manila, and 
Air. juanito 6. Maquiso, Librarian of the Institute of Hygiene of the University of the Philippines, have 
been visiting the Biomedical Library this month as observers. Miss Paredes, whose one-year fellow- 
ship in the United States is sponsored by the International Cooperation Administration for the U.S. Pub- 
lic Health Service, spent a week here. Mr. Maquiso's six-month fellowship to visit various medical li- 
braries was awarded by the Medical Library Association. He is a member of the board of directors of 
both the Philippine Library Association and the Association of Special Libraries of the Philippines, 
and has edited the Bulletin of the latter association. He is completing a one-month stay at UCLA 
this %veek. 


A second revised edition of Libraries and Learning, UCL.A Library Occasional Paper number 5, 
has been issued. This is the outline and bibliography for English 195, Mr. Powell's course for Upper 
Division students, to introduce them to the role of libraries in printing, publishing, bookselling, book 
collecting, and reading. Miss Lodge collaborated with Mr. Powell in the revision. 


Marianne John.son, of the Biomedical Library, was married on August 9 in San Francisco to W. 
John Chapman, a fourth year student in the UCLA Medical School. 


The Geology Library has just received and is now exhibiting a recent purchase from Antiquariaat 
Junk, the rare work by Joachim Barrande, Systeme Silurien du Centre de la Boheme, Premiere Partie: 
Richerches Paleontologiijues, Prague, 1852-1911. It was published in twenty-nine volumes by the 
author and was limited to 250 sets. (The Geology Library's set lacks only the first volume of text.) 
Barrande devoted his life to the compilation of this work and it stands almost unrivalled in paleontolog- 
ical literature. From the year 1852 to the year of his death in 1883 this quiet and retiring scholar con- 
tinued the work and produced twenty-two thick quarto volumes with 1,160 plates depicting the complete 
fauna of the Silurian basin in Bohemia. He bequeathed the means for continuing the work to the end, 
and seven more volumes were produced by 1911 to bring the total of plates to more than 1,700. Barrande 
made Bohemia a classic ground for the study of the oldest fossiliferous formations, and hi.s work has 
become indispensable to a complete study of the stratigraphy and paleontology of the Paleozoic era. 


A course of eight lectures on the art of printing will be given under the auspices of University 
Extension at Dawson's Book Shop, 550 South Figueroa Street, on Tuesday evenings, 7:30 to 9:30 p.m., 
beginning September 16. "The Art of Printing, X 116A'' may be taken for one unit of credit. The fee 
is S18.00. It is offered primarily to those in the graphic arts field who desire a better understanding of 
the art gf printing, but collectors, librarians, and amateur printers will be welcome. The class will be 
limited to forty, and those intending to take the course are asked to notify Muir Dawson as soon as 
possible, at Dawson's Book Shop. 

Tlie lecturers will be Ward Ritchie, Maury Nemoy, Saul Marks, Carey Bliss, Richard Hoffman, H. L. 
Doolittle, Tyrus Harmsen, and Joseph .Arnold Foster. They will discuss the principles, traditions, and 
history of fine book printing from their varied experiences as printers and librarians. 

August 29, 1958 



Charles W. Ferguson, author of Naked to Mine Enemies (Boston, 1958), writes in his 
"Acknowledgements" of his indebtedness to the system of interlibrary loans in bringing together 
for him many of the materials needed in his research on Cardinal Wolsey, through the facilities 
of his own small-town library: 

But the use of the materials of history is one thing; their availability quite 
another. Today more and more readers can check materials for themselves. In the 
course of preparing this book I have had an occasional chance to work in the British 
Museum, the Library of Congress, and the New York Public Library. But, more to the 
point, I have been able through a small-town library to inspect in my own home the con- 
tents of sixteenth-century documents, not to mention scores of other source books from 
which this book was drawn. 

During five years of active research I had the gifted assistance of Mrs. Genevieve 
Egerton, then living in Chappaqua, New York. Without her enthusiasm for the period 
under study, her percipience in selecting pertinent material, and her energy in tran- 
scribing lengthy passages for close consideration, this book would probably not have 
appeared for another ten years. And her own work would have been sorely handicapped 
without the diligence and imaginative cooperation of Mrs. Margaret Handley and the 
staff of the Chappaqua Library. Resourceful and determined in their willingness to 
help, members of the staff met virtually every request for books through the facilities 
of the inter-library loan service of Westchester County and the New York State Library 
at Albany. To be sure, the combined resources of libraries in Westchester are excep- 
tional, but inter-library loan arrangements are wide-spread, and my experience suggests 
that any serious interest, even if it appears to be obscure or remote, can today be 
pursued through a local library. 

(Brought to our attention by Charles K. Adams, 
a member of the Friends of the UCLA Library.) 


A controversy of interest to librarians appears to be in the making in the publication by 
Poetry (August 1958) of an exchange of letters between the poet Karl Shapiro and David C. 
Mearns of the Library of Congress. Mr. Shapiro leads off with an attack on libraries for their 
policy of soliciting manuscripts and letters from living writers. He maintains that "American 
libraries are among the richest institutions in the country, and it is their business to purchase 
materials for the use of readers and scholars." He believes that "the writer obviously deserves 
whatever remuneration he can get for this material." Though he says he has "always been 
deeply impressed by the integrity and disinterestedness" of libraries, he thinks "the one excep- 
tion to their sense of honor seems to be in the practice of filching the writing of living authors." 
He cites the case of Dylan Thomas, who donated his manuscripts to an .■Imerican library, and 
was Jater in such desperate financial straits. 

In his reply, Mr. Mearns speaks of the library's duty to scholarship in seeking to add manu- 
scripts to their collections. He points out that libraries do not have "vast financial reserves," 
and lists some of the "tangible and intangible" compensations which are offered to donors. 
He adds that invitations from libraries to authors to present their manuscripts "may be freely 
accepted or freely declined. No devious pressures are brought to bear; there is no duplicity, 
no misrepresentation, no stealth, no miserliness, certainly no picking of pockets. If an author 
can find a collector or patron of the arts who will purchase his material, libraries with exemplary 
patience will invariably encourage him to make the sale." 


UCLA Librarian 


Vv'e see that the former publishers of the Encyclopaedia Britatinica have not lost interest 
in bookish matters. In Sears World for Summer 1958 the "Books for Executive Reading" depart- 
ment reviews a stimulating list, which includes The Great Merchants, Competitive Distribution 
in a Free High-Level Economy and its Implications for the University, and The Young Execu- 
tive's Wife. With natural pride, the reviewer mentions President Franklin D. Roosevelt's sug- 
gestion that "the best way to convince the Kremlin of the superiority o( the American way of 
life would he to bomb the Soviet Union with the Sears, Roebuck catalog." 

Referring to the April issue of American Heritage, "with its handsomely illustrated account 
of Perry's visit to Japan," he is reminded that "preferred reading for Sears executives consists 
of any books or periodicals that help to broaden, deepen, or enliven our understanding of 
America." And the book page concludes with this message: "Today, in spite of television 
and other distractions, the world has entered a renaissance of reading, a new Age of the Book. 
As book publishers, merchandisers, and readers, we at Sears echo Ecclesiastes with the hope 
that of making good books there may be no end." 


The Editor has received the following communication from a resident of Mill Valley, Cal- 
ifornia, Richard H. Dillon, whose business address is the Sutro Library in San Francisco. The 
subject relates to a news item in the last issue of the Librarian about the population of the 


.May I, as a resident of teeming Mill Valley (pop. circa 9,000) extend my 
sympathies to your Malibu correspondent and to Larry Powell at the shocking 
figure of 6,717 which you gave as Malibu's population. 

I had always thought Malibu a place to which one stole away to stare at 
the sea or camera obscura stars hiding out from their fans. Instead, it appears 
to be turning into a part of our California megalosuburbia which extends as far 
as once-villagy Mill Valley. Tell me, does that old Sou'wester, Powell, know 
any Costanoan earthquake ritual dances a la Hopi rain dance? 

Back to 1870! liuckwarts, marsch! 

Dick Dillon 

When asked for comment. Librarian Powell (still vacationing in said Malibu, California: 
pop. 6,717, or probably more, by now) asked, "What and where is the Malibu?" These must be 
answered, he said, before population matters can be dealt with. 

Watch this periodical for the answers. 

UCLA Librarian is issued every other Friday by the Librarian's Office. 

Editor: Everett Moore. Assistant Editor: James R. Cox. Contributors to this issue: Page 
Ackerman, Elizabeth S. Bradstreet, Wayland D. Hand (Folklore Group), Frances J. Kirschenbaum, 
Donald L. Read, Helene E. Schimansky, Brooke Whiting. 




Volume 11, Number 25 September 12, 1958 


During this latter part of my vacation I have been reading the annual reports of Department Heads, 
Branch Librarians, and our Special Bibliograpliers. Earlier I wrote my own summary report to the 
Chancellor. Now I am combining it with excerpts from the others, plus the usual list of staff accomplish- 
ments and appendices, into a single document, to be ready by the Chancellor's deadline of November 1. 

I shall be back in the Library full-time, starting next week. 



Kathleen Patricia McKibhin has accepted the Librarian-l position in the Reference-Circulation 
Division of the Biomedical Library. She received her B.A. from UCLA in 1954 and was Senior Medical 
Laboratory Technologist for several years in the Clinical Laboratories of the Medical Center. She re- 
ceived her M.S. in Library Science from the University of Southern California this August. 

Airs. Mildred Al. Hutcherson, new Senior Library Assistant in the Catalog Department, attended 
East Los Angeles Junior College and was recently employed as Typist-Clerk with the Los Angeles 
County Civil Service Commission. She worked also for three years as Typist-Clerk in the Los Angeles 
County Public Library. 

Airs. Marie Bell Waters, former Reference Department student assistant, has accepted a full-time 
position of Senior Library Assistant in that Depaitment. She received her B.A. in June of this year. 

Lorelie N. Miller, new Typist-Clerk in the Engineering Library, was formerly employed in the office 
of the Braille Institute, Los Angeles. 

italbert Watson, former student assistant in the Biomedical Library, has been reclassified as Senior 
Library Assistant in the position of:stack supervisor. Mr. Watson received his B.A. in January. 

Resignations have been received from: Airs. Nancy A. Hill, Senior Library Assistant, Serials 
Section of the Acquisitions Department, to remain at home with her family; Kitchy L. Williams, Typist- 
Clerk, Chemistry Library, to travel in Europe; Patricia C. Beard, Typist-Clerk, Biomedical Library, 
to resume her studies at UCLA. 

188 ■ UCLA Librarian 


Alan S. Grover and Harvey Sanjield, graduate students of Economics at the University of Chicago, 
used the UCLA theses and dissertations collection in the Graduate Reading Room, during the week 
of August 18, for their comparative research study of theses from twenty-five western universities. 

Catherine Greening, from the Los Angeles County Public Library, was a visitor to the Department 
of Special Collections, August 26. 

Donald Monson and Wilbur D. Rich, Los Angeles, photographed some of the covers of the Penny 
Dreadful Collection in the Department of Special Collections, August 26, in connection with a project 
in which they are presently engaged. 

Vu-Quoc-Thong, Vietnamese legislator and jurist and Director of the National Institute of Admin- 
istration of Vietnam, accompanied by Professors Kien and Van, Saigon, and Wesley Fishel, Michigan 
State University, were shown the Government Publications Room, August 30, by Professor J.A.C. 
Grant, of the Department of Political Science. Dr. Thong will visit various American universities and 
centers of Public administration study as part of an effort to improve the training of Vietnamese admin- 
istrators for government service under that country's new republican regime. 

Agnes Conrad, formerly a member of the Catalog Department and now Archivist of the Territory of 
Hawaii, visited the Library on September 5. 


Mr. and Mrs. Whitney North Seymour of New York, accompanied by Mr. and Mrs. Harrison S. Dimmitl 
of Palm Springs, visited the Clark Library recently. The Seymours were particularly interested in 
seeing the murals and paintings done for the Library by their friend, AUyn Cox. Mr. Seymour, a promi- 
nent attorney, is chairman of the National Book Committee. 


Paul Jordan-Smith, formerly literary editor of the Los Angeles Times, will give a series of lectures 
onThe American Historical Novel for University Extension this fall. 

Fifteen weekly lectures, which will make up an accredited University course, will be given on 
Thursday evenings from 7 to 9 o'clock in the Humanities Building, starting September 18. Extension 
offices at the University are accepting advance registration for the course. 

Mr. Smith will lecture on the historical novel as it illustrates the important periods of American 
history, political and social, from the days of the Jamestown and Plymouth plantations down to the 
Civil War and the Westward movements which resulted in the settlement of the Pacific Coast. A member 
of the London and Los Angeles Author's Clubs, Mr. Smith has such distinguished volumes to his credit 
as Bibliographia Burtoniana and For the Love of Books, lie was a visiting lecturer in English at UCLA 
in 1950. He held the Times position from 1933 until this year. 


Morence Niglitingale and tlie History of Nursing" is the subject of the Biomedical Library exhibit 
from September 12 through October 26. It is built around the Elmer Belt Florence Nightingale Collec- 
tion presented to the Biomedical Library last May in honor of Dean Lulu W. llassenplug on the tenth 
anniversary of the founding of the School of Nursing. Helen Nakagawa and Mrs. Marilyn Folck of the 
School of Nursing served as consultants for tlie exhibit which was assembled by Lorna Wiggins. 

.September 12, 1958 189 


Gladys Coryell, Kducation Librarian, to Professor iWalbone W. Graham. Department of Political 
Science, September 4, in Carmel. 

Renee Schurechl, Home Economics Librarian, to Harry D. Williams, Library Photographic Service, 
August 10, in Pacific Palisades. 

Patricia Ulrich, Office of the Librarian, to John Edwin Cochrane, August 23, in Long Beach. 

Beginning September 16, Los Angeles Trade-Technical Junior College will offer a new type of 
course, entitled Processing of Library Materials. It is designed to prepare Library Assistants for 
positions in public, school, business, technical and other special libraries and to provide training for 
clerks who are seeking to up-grade themselves in libraries where they are currently employed. 

The course will be taught by Mrs. Helen Earnshaw, the Junior College Librarian. It is a pilot 
course for a contemplated two-year program of study, leading to tlie Associate of Arts degree and de- 
signed to train personnel for the higher non-piofessional library positions. Mrs. Johanna Tallman, 
UCLA Engineering Librarian, is a member of the Industrial Advisory Committee for the library Assist- 
ant Training Program which is currently engaged in planning the full two-year curriculum and course 
of study. 


Our Malibu correspondent roused himself from his seashore somnolence to reply to "Sutro Dick" 
Dillon's Sausalito sally re overcrowding in Malibu. That population figure of 6,717, he reports, is 
spread over a 25-mile coast-line, from Las Flores Canyon to the Arroyo Sequit and from mean high-tide 
line to the summit of the Santa Monicas, roughly the extent of the former Hanclio Topanga Malibu Sequit 
~a hundred square miles in all, and knovn as The Malibu. No crowding, lie adds, save on Sundays in 
summer, when Zuma Beach teems with fugitives from Valley heat. Last week's killer whale incident 
helped thin them out. That ravenous mammal was seen by our correspondent, who contradicted the 
Times report of 40-foot length and dorsal fin 4 feet out of the water. Tlie whale was 400 feet long, he 
claims, its dorsal fin 14 feet high and fully rigged. 

UCLA Librarian is issued every other P'riday by the Librarian's Office. 

Editor: Everett Moore. Assistant Editor: James f{. Cox. Editor, this issue: Paul M. Miles. 
Contributors to this issue: William E. Conway, Louise Darling, Hilda (iray, Elizabeth Wliite Smith, 
Johanna Tallman, Brooke Whiting, Florence Williams. 




Volume 11, Number 26 


September 26, 1 958 

While some of us are participating today in the inaugural ceremonies for President Clark Kerr, plan- 
ning goes ahead on the North Campus Library. Frederick H. Wagman, Director of the University of 
Michigan Libraries, is here today as a consultant, after an overnight visit with us in Malibu, and is 
sequestered with Gordon Williams, architects, and space analysts. 

Last week end, thirty members of the Roxburghe Club of San Francisco came south for the fourth 
biennial reunion with the Zamorano Club, alternately in the north and south. Libraries visited this time 
were the Claremont group and the Southwest Museum. Private libraries (and kitchens) were invaded in 
such odd places as Upland, San Marino, and La Canada. As Coordinator of Keepsakes, Gordon Williams 
had his hands full. 

At the Clark Library, the position of Supervising Bibliographer, lapsed since H. Richard Arclier's 
departure in 1952, has been filled now by William Conway. Except for his absence with the Army in 
World Kar II, Mr. Conway has served continuously at the Clark Library as Catalog Librarian since 1939, 
and is well prepared for the wider responsibility entailed in his new position. 



Richard O'Brien, Head of the Acquisitions Department, has been reclassified to Librarian IV, and 
William E. Conway, Catalog Librarian, Williams Andrews Clark Memorial Library, has been reclassified 
as Librarian III in the position of Supervising Bibliographer. 

Mrs. Shirley J. Hood, Theater Arts Librarian, has returned from an eight-months trip to Java, where 
her husband has been studying native Indonesian music on a foundation grant. 

Mrs. Carole Ann Bennett has returned to the staff of the Catalog Department as Principal Library 
Assistant, after a year's absence in Panama. 

Mrs. Shirley G. McKinney, former member of the Biomedical Library staff, is now a Principal Library 
Assistant in the University Elementary School Library. She was also previously employed in the Atomic 
Energy Project Library. 

Mrs. Sheila M. Raleigh, new Senior Typist Clerk in the Librarian's Office, received her B.A. in Music 
from Pomona College in June. Her previous experience includes summer work in the Department of 
Botany at Pomona College and employment with the Washington State Department of Highways, Olympia. 

192 UCLA Librarian 

Mrs. Marcia Schwartz, who has held a part-time position in the Order Section of the Acquisitions 
Department, will now be working full time as Senior Library Assistant in the Chemistry Library. She 
attended the University of Strasbourg and UCLA. 

Resignations have been received from Airs. Barbara ]. Williams, Senior Library Assistant, Circula- 
tion Department, to accept a teaching position, and Mrs. Joan Maria Jensen, Senior Library Assistant, 
Catalog Department. 


John Milne, Regent and Member of the Court, of Aberdeen University, accompanied by Vice-Chancel- 
lor Vern 0. Knudsen, visited Librarian Powell, September 17. Otiier recent visitors to the Librarian's 
Office were Pierre Mohos, Associate in French, who is doing research on Robinson Jeffers, and Joseph 
Decker, Research Fellow in the newly established Western Data Processing Center. 

R. Marcel Loeb and M. Gimbal, of Paris, were visitors to the Department of Special Collections 
September 9, with Kate T. Steinitz and Helen Kilbury, both of the Elmer Belt Library in Los Angeles. 

Dr. Hajime Kamo, Department of Parasitology, Faculty of Medicine, Kyushu University, Fukuoka, 
Japan, was shown the Agriculture Library by Professor J.N. Belkin on September 10. 

Mrs. Byrd Granger, on the faculty of tiie University of Arizona, was doing research in the Department 
of Special Collections during the week of September 8 on place names of the Southwest. 

Dorothy Armstrong, head cataloger, San b'ernando Valley State College, was a Catalog Department 
visitor on September 16. 

Robert L. Voris, of the International Typographical Union, Wasiiington D.C., visited the Industrial 
Relations Library, September 15, with five Brazilian trade union officials who are touring some of the 
principal American university labor education centers under the auspices of the Department of State. 


Among the rarest cartographic treasures of the world are the hand-drawn portolan charts or navigators 
maps of the fourteenth, fifteenth, and sixteenth centuries. Mr. Justin Turner, a familiar contributor to 
library exhibits iiere and elsewhere, recently lent two of these atlases to the current exhibit of California 
cartography. They are the work of Battista Agnese, richly rendered in fine, precise lettering, drawing, 
and colors. These two atlases were more likely intended for a palace library than a navigator's cabin, 
though the maps are fully criss-crossed with compass lines for tlie convenient setting of a ship's course. 

The first portolan charts are thought to have been drawn in Italy, but Sicily, Catalonia, and Portugal 
later became flourishing centers of production. At first only coastal features were shown; in the second 
half of the sixteenth century maps were added on which inland cities appear. The style was approach- 
ing the atlas of engraved maps which came into vogue after 1570, when cartographic leadership passed 
from southern to northern Europe. 

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The Personnel Office has announced implementation of the Regents' policy on special merit increases 
for outstanding performance of nonacadeinic employees holding the rank of secretary or above. I^ibrary 
staff members in this category who are not at the top of the salary range are eligible for a two and one- 
half per cent increase retroactive to July 1, 1958. Recommendations made by department heads and 
branch librarians will be screened by the Librarian's Office and forwarded to the Chancellor through the 
campus Personnel Office with separate letters of justification for each person recommended. Final 
decision will be made by the Chancellor's Office on the basis of these letters witiiin the limits of the 
funds available, roughly equivalent to ten per cent of those eligible. 


As part of the program approved at a recent meeting of the University Regents to achieve closer 
academic relations between the University of California, Berkeley, and Stanford University, the library 
facilities of both campuses will be made available to faculty members and graduate students of each 

According to a General Order of the Berkeley campus Library, of August 27, the new program will 
extend reciprocal library privileges to faculty members of both institutions on an academic year loan 
basis. Graduate students of one university taking a course at the other school will be accorded normal 
student borrowing and stack privileges. 

UCLA Librarian is issued every other Friday by the Librarian's Office. 

Editor: Lverett Moore. Assistant Editor: James R. Cox. Editor, this issue: Paul M. Miles. 
Contributors to this issue: Page Ackerman, Robert F'essenden, llelene Schimansky, Brooke Whiting, 
Florence Williams. 





Volume 12, Number 1 October 10, 1958 


Last Friday evening the Male Librarians' Mutual Benefit and Protective Association, founded long 
ago by John D. Henderson in the tule country beyond the Tehachapis, met at the Brand Art and Music 
Branch of the Glendale Public Library, under a canopy of smoke from the Monrovia fire. An impromptu 
discussion of CLA's future headquarters location was moderated by President George Farrier. 

The ideal, it was agreed, would be an alternating location between Los Angeles and San Francisco, 
the two places where the most libraries and librarians are centered. There will be general discussion 
of this at Long Beach. I sat at dinner table with host Jack Ramsey and two former Uclans, William 
Emerson, now Science and Technology Librarian of ll>c Long Beach Public Library, and Robert V/ienpahl, 
Head of Technical Processes in the San Fernando Valley State College Library, and our talk ranged 
from sports cars through library school teaching to Ezra Pound. Other Uclans attending the meeting 
were William Conway, Everett Moore, and Richard O'Brien. 

Recent visitors to my office included Lynn T. White, Professor of Medieval History, to discuss our 
holdings in his field (monographs, good, sets, fair); G. Ross Robertson, Professor Emeritus of Chemistry, 
to discuss his plan to write a history of the UCLA Chemistry Department; Earl Miner, Assistant Pro- 
fessor of English, to discuss the need for an inter-departmental fund for books on religions. 

Biomedical Librarian Louise Darling has been honored by an added appointment as Lecturer in Med- 
ical History in the School of Medicine. This comes in recognition of the scholarly work she has done 
in the field during the twelve years of her librarianship. 



Mrs. Frances Louise Cams, a new Senior Library Assistant in the Biomedical Library, attended the 
University of Iowa, and has recently held positions in Whittier, California, and Leland, Mississippi. 

Marion Shirley Davis, who is a new Senior Typist Clerk in the Photographic Service, received her 
B.A. from Principia College, Elsah, Hlinois, and has also studied at Chapman and San Diego Colleges. 

Mrs. Sylvia Khan, a new Senior Library Assistant in the Serials Section of tlie Acquisitions Depart- 
ment, received her B.A. from UCLA in 1952. She has recently been a research assistant in the School 
of Social Welfare. She is a native of Hyderabad, India. From 1953 to 1957 she held several positions 
in East and West Pakistan. Before that she worked in the Catalog Department on the Berkeley campus 
and in tlie Acquisitions Department at tiie University of Illinois. 

UCLA Librarian 

Mary Elizabeth Schilling, who received her B.A. from the University of Redlands, and has worked in 
the Library on the Santa Barbara campus, is a new Senior Library Assistant in the Catalog Department. 

Evelyn Webber, a new Senior Library Assistant in the Engineering Library, received her B.S. from 
UCLA in 1957. 

Fred E. Yoder, who received his M.A. from UCLA and is working toward his doctorate in History, is 
a new Senior Library Assistant in the Catalog Department. He has been a teaching assistant and re- 
search assistant in the Department of History. 

Judith D. Stanford, for three years a student assistant in the University Elementary School, is now a 
Typist Clerk in the Circulation Department. 


Friends of Kirsten Waller were saddened to learn of her death on September 23. She was departmental 
secretary of the Catalog Department from May 1953 to February 1955. 


A.D. Buckingham, of Oxford University, visiting the University to conduct a graduate seminar in 
chemistry, called at the Chemistry Library on September 22. 

Shih-Lun Tu, Librarian of the College of Medicine, National Taiwan University, spent September 23 
studying library organization and procedures in the Biomedical Library. Later, while visiting the Main 
Library, he happily chanced on an old classmate from the National Taiwan University, Che-Hwei Lin, 
of the Oriental Library staff. Mr. Tu has been travelling and studying medical librarianship in various 
parts of the United States for the past several months, under a fellowship of the Medical Board. 

Robert 0. Dougan, Librarian of the Huntington Library, and Mrs. Dougan, were visitors to the Depart- 
ment of Special Collections on September 25. 


Gordon Stone, Music Librarian, announces that his library now opens at 7:45 a.m., Monday to Friday, 
instead of at 8 o'clock as announced in Know Your Library. 


A device to hold books while being marked, which was designed by Mrs. Johanna Tallman, and exe- 
cuted by Mr. W.W. NichoUs, of the Department of Engineering, has been installed in the Engineering 
Library. The circular device can be rotated in its hole in the marking table in any horizontal position 
suitable to the convenience of the operator. Lettering on the spine becomes as easy as writing on a 
piece of paper, according to the designer. The device will hold books of any width and up to 30'2 cen- 
timeters in height. The over-all diameter is 24 inches. Anyone interested is welcome to try out the 
device. U it proves as useful as anticipated, it is expected that the device will be manufactured and 
marketed by a library equipment manufacturer, who, Mrs. Tallman says, is seriously interested. 10, 1958 


Philip Babet, who has been a part-time assistant in various departments of the Library for some 
seven years, reviewed Austin Wright's Islandia, in the Los Angeles Times of Sunday, September 28. 
Phil is now employed by the Geology Library. He has worked in the Theater Arts Library and in the Cir- 
culation and Reference Departments of the Main Library. He is an accomplished artist and photographer, 
and an aspiring writer. The photograpliic display now being shown in the Theater Arts Library, depict- 
ing life backstage and onstage during the Theater .\rts staging of "Volpone," was prepared and assem- 
bled by him. 


The Library Staff Association's opening meeting of the year will offer an analysis of the November 
elections by two members of the Political Science faculty, David G. Farrelly and Ivan H. Hinderaker, 
who are extraordinarily well qualified to speak on this subject. Both are students of political parties 
and legislatures and legislation, and both have participated in the "game" of politics. The meeting will 
be on Monday, October 20, at 4 p.m., in the Staff Room. 


New editions of two Library guides have made their appearance this fall. Know Your Library, now 
in its fourteenth edition, features a cover photograph of the Library Owls who grace the newels on the 
main staircase. Isabel Knight, former student assistant in the College Library, and now a graduate 

student at Yale University, and Ivan Klein, student assistant, also 
in the College Library, are the subjects of photographs in the text 
taken by Lowell Weymouth of the Library Photographic Service. 
The principal revision of the booklet this year is the description of 
services offered by the new College Library Department. Know 
Your Library was again printed with distinction by the University 
Printing Department. 

Brief Guide to the Biomedical Library is an attractive revis- 
ion of this guide to our largest branch. In recognition of the Li- 
brary's tenth anniversary, a photograph showing the library jeep 
delivering books to the temporary Biomedical reading room in 1948 
is juxtaposed with a picture of the Library's handsome first floor 

reading room in 1958. (The young man in the former picture with a box of books in his arms is John E. 

Johnson, then a student assistant here, now a Librarian II on the Santa Barbara campus.) 

When Dr. Elmer Belt saw the beautiful pink, black, and white cover on the Biomedical Library guide, 
he remarked to Miss Darling that the monkey, prominently featured there with other decorative symbols, 
should have a book in his hands. That is why said Monkey, pictured here through the courtesy of the 
artist, Palmer Whitted, now has a book, acquired since publication of the guide. When Monkey laid the 
book down. Miss Darling noticed it was On the Origin of Species... —a first edition, as a matter of fact, 
wiiich the Biomedical Library happens to own. 


Among the abundance of meetings scheduled for the 60th Annual Conference of the California Library 
Association at Long Beach, October 28 - November 1, four are of special interest to college and uni- 
versity librarians. The keynote address of the Conference, at the First General Session on Wednesday 

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morning, October 29, sponsored by the College, University and Research Libraries Section, will be given 
by Allan Nevins, eminent historian. Professor Emeritus of History at Columbia University, now a mem- 
ber of the Permanent Research Staff of the Huntington Library. His address is entitled "A World View 
of American Culture." On that afternoon Brother Antoninus, O.P., poet and printer of San Francisco, 
will speak at the first meeting of the CURLS on "Poetry and the Life of the Spirit." 

A CURLS luncheon will be held on Thursday, October 30, at which Sam Hinton, folk singer, and 
Senior Museum Zoologist of the Scripps Institution of Oceanograpliy, will speak and sing. Mr. Hinton 
was a staff member of Professor Wayland Hand's course this summer on American Balladry and Folksong. 
The annual CURLS business meeting and program will be held on Thursday afternoon. The speaker will 
be Richard B. Harwell, Executive Secretary of the Association of College and Research Libraries, and 
writer on Southern history, whose subject is announced as "The Cause that Refreshes: Reading, 
'Riting, and Rebellion." 

Other speakers on the Conference program are Emerson Greenaway, Librarian of the Free Public 
Library of Philadelphia, and President of the American Library Association, who will give the Coulter 
Lecture; John Morley, lecturer, presented by the Public Libraries Section; and the author Langston 
Hughes, presented by the Children's and Young People's Section. 

All meetings of the Conference will be held at the Lafayette Hotel, in its recently completed con- 
vention quarters. 


American libraries lost one of their best friends with the death on September 23 of Ralph A. Brown, 
managing director of B.F. Stevens & Brown, Ltd., Library and Fine Arts Agents, as their letterhead 
declares, founded in 1864 by Benjamin Franklin Stevens (of Vermont). For the past three years he had 
been struggling against numerous physical disabilities, and tlie end came after five weeks in the hospital. 

In his prime Ralph Brown was a tireless traveller, and many an ALA Conference saw him twinkling 
in the lobby, as English as bubble-and-squeak, speaking our mother tongue with a broad London accent, 
ready to go anywhere, do anything to help his friends and customers in American libraries. He was at 
the Kansas City Conference last year, attended by G. Gregory of his firm, though able barely to sit in a 
lobby chair and smile wistfully at the passing delegates. Dickens would have embraced Ralph Brown. 

I saw him last in London a year ago. He was shaky on his pins, but his mind and memory were going 
strong. "Fine Arts" on his letterhead was no misnomer. When he Jieard I was looking for Max Beerbohm 
drawings, he went to work and examples began showering down on me from all over London in a magnif- 
icent demonstration of human retrieval. 

The shop had moved from Little Russell to Duke Street. Smitli had retired. Palmer had died, Goodwin 
was still there, nearly as old as the Roman Wall, his copper-plate hand unshaken, scorning the new- 
fangled writing machine. Miss ColHs and Gregory gave Ralph their youthful loyalty. American efficiency 
experts would turn white at sight of a British bookshop such as Stevens & Brown, yet somehow they 
deliver the goods. Humane engineering, perhaps. 

Ralph was an accomplished versifier for special occasions. In 1951 when I gave a farewell luncheon 
at The Ivy for bookseller friends, he wrote couplets involving every guest present, and had them printed 
as a souvenir. At a similar occasion last year at Brown's Hotel, I asked Ralph again to versify for us. 
He was too ailing to read his compositions or even to speak, but he sat at table with us, attended by 
Bert Marley, and lifted his glass to every toast. 

October 10, 1958 5 

American library visitors to London bad many thougbtful, kind tbings done for tliem by Ralpli Brown. 
I recall a dinner he gave for Lutber liivans at L'ticu de France in Jermyn Street, at wliicb tbe expan- 
sive Texan and Londoner became blood brothers. Another time Ralph took me down to Surbiton on the 
river, to see a cache of 90's material. It was in a garden house, buried under a generation of dust. 
During the excavation Ralph reminisced of the Green Mountain Boy, founder of the firm, and of Uncle 
Henry Brown, in whose shadow Ralph lived until the old man finally fell away at 93. 

Ralph Brown talked without the punctuation of breathing. Some Americans never mastered his accent 
(their loss). Ralph was a talking book of London lore, oblivious of past-present. It was all one glorious 
unbroken time— noti' to him. 

In 1951 when we sailed for home on a freighter from the East London Docks, I thought I had said 
goodbye to Ralph Brown a few days earlier. No. At the last minute, as the ship was preparing to cast 
off, a taxi appeared from nowhere, honking wildly, and out popped Ralph Brown, so impressively excited 
that the American Scientist halted her departure while he came racing aboard, bearing farewell presents 
for my wife and me— books, of course, A. P. Herbert's No Boats on the River and H.M. Tomlinson s London 
River—in each of which he had penned a poem for the occasion. 

lie was surely one of the sweetest men who ever lived, Ralph A. Brown, the London bookman. 



Two articles by Mr. Powell have recently appeared: "To Touch or Not to Touch," in the ALA Bulle- 
tin for September, and "A Poet's Land," in Carmel By the Sea, edited and published by Emil White 
(Carmel, 1958). 


Betty Rosenberg spoke to the Severance Club 
of Los Angeles, on the evening of September 26, 
on "Westerns." Appropriately enough, the meet- 
ing was held at Rand's Round-Up on Sunset Boule- - I y 
vard. Our Bibliographical Assistant is definitely \^\ 
on the Western Circuit. 

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UCLA Librarian is issued every other Friday by the Librarian's Office. 

Editor: Everett Moore. Assistant Editor: James R. Cox. Contributors to this issue: Louise Darling, 
Eve A. Dolbee, Helene E. Schimansky, Johanna E. Tallman, Brooke Whiting, Florence G. Williams. 
Drawings by Roberta Nixon, Palmer Whitted. 




Volume 12, Number 2 

October 24, 1958 

From the Librarian 

The Senate Library Committee is meeting this afternoon in my office to consider requests 
against the Reserve Fund and for new subscriptions. The Committee includes Thomas P. 
Jenkin (Political Science), Chairman, Leonard Broom (Anthropology), Victor E. Hall (Physi- 
ology), Paul G. Hoel (Mathematics), Leon Howard (English), Abraham Kaplan (Philosophy), 
Laurence A. Petran (Music), C. Page Smith (History), Mrs. Lorraine M. Sherer (Education). 

Yesterday morning 1 represented the American Library Association and the Association of 
College and Research Libraries at the inauguration of Norman Topping, M.D. as President of 
the University of Southern California. 

On Tuesday afternoon 1 spoke about book collecting to the Beverly Hills Women's Club. 

Last week John Carter, the British bookman, paid his first visit to the Clark Library, 
where Mrs. Davis and Mr. Conway shared with me the pleasure of showing him the collections^ 
In the Main Library Mr. Whiting toured him through Special Collections, with a side trip to the 
Sadleir Collection. As the former managing director of Scribner's (London) Mr. Carter was 
partly responsible for UCLA's securing the Victorian books. Overnight in Malibu Mr. Carter 
unerringly recognized on a recording the piano style of Fats Waller, thereby re-confirming his 
reputation as a true-born Englishman. 

A writer's bane is the reviewer who examines his book through a microscope, discovering 
factual errors with sadistic shouts. 

If my next book falls into such a reviewer's hands, I am herewith helping him in his task, 
for an error has been discovered after final proofs were read. The discoverer is Professor 
Charles L. Mowat, formerly of UCLA, now at the University of Chicago, and it relates to one of 
his specialities: the development of railroads in Great Britain— in particular to the name of a 
locomotive on the London-Edinburgh run. A year ago September, en route to Harrogate, we 
stopped at a gated crossing near York and saw the Flying Scotsman go by at high speed, noting 
the engine to bear a certain name. 

It was raining at the time, and our glasses must have been misty, for upon reading an ad- 
vance printing of the new book's chapter dealing with our British trip, Professor Mowat wrote 
me last week, unsadistically, "I doubt if you ever saw an engine named 'Sir Nigel Healey'. It 
must have been 'Sir Nigel Gresley'. Gresley was the designer of that great class of Pacifit 
locomotives, beginning in 1921, which transformed modern British locomotive practice." 

Long a reader of the UCLA Librarian, Charles Mowat goes on to say, "My move to Bangor 
is permanent, or intended to be. I was appointed to the chair of history there and shall be in 
charge of a department of six. It is a small undergraduate college, but superbly situated 

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between mountains and sea, looking out to sea, and amid the best and kindest of the Welsh 
people, the Welsh-speaking part. I take up my post there in January. You must come to see ns 
next time you don your seven-league boots!" 


Personnel Notes 

Mrs. Loa Daun Canfield has been employed as Senior Account Clerk in the Order section 
of the Acquisitions Department. She was formerly employed by the Shell Oil Company. 

Mrs. Marian Engelke is now employed part-time as a Senior Library Assistant to work with 
members of the Library Exhibits Committee in designing and mounting exhibits in the Main 
Library and to prepare art work for signs and Library publications. Mrs. Engelke has worked as 
a display artist for the Occidental College Library for the past year, and is continuing her part- 
time work there in the preparation of exhibits. 

Resignations have been received from Mrs. Mary A. Moosmann, Senior Library Assistant in 
the Biomedical Library, to have her baby; from Mrs. Lorraine A. Morris, Senior Library Assist- 
ant in the Circulation Department, to return to school, and from Irving Rosenfeld, Senior Library 
Assistant in the Department of Special Collections, to accept a position with the State Divi- 
sion of Highways. 

Librarian's Conference 

At the first Librarian's Conference of the fall, on September 25, the main items on the 
agenda were branch and departmental annual reports, the Librarian's Report to the Chancellor, 
and the rapid growth of the Library's publication program. 

On October 2 the Conference discussed the possibility of an administrative calendar for 
the Library for the listing of deadlines to be met by branch librarians and department heads. 
Informal conversation followed on the nature of administrative responsibility, high priority 
budget needs, and the advantages and disadvantages of split assignments for staff members. 

The October 9 meeting was concerned with the best method of distribution for the Univer- 
sity's new Employee Handbook, and with consideration of some of the elements important in 
the making of a good librarian. 

The main agenda item on October 16 was a discussion by Gordon Williams of the Xerox 
process for making readable prints from microfilm on a Copyflow camera. Although UCLA does 
not have such a camera, work is being done for us by the Recordak Corporation, in Los Angeles, 
at prices which compare favorably with those of University Microfilms. The implications of the 
Xerox method in our interlibrary loan program were discussed at some length. Mr. Powell dis- 
cussed with the members the paper he will deliver at the meeting of the Staff Organizations 
Round Table at Long Beach. 


Mrs. Jeanne Lloyd, Librarian of the Citrus Experiment Station Library on the Riverside 
campus, visited the Agriculture Library on September 30. 

Rodolfo Ruz Menendez, Librarian of the Universidad Na'cional del Sureste, Merida, Yucatdn, 
and Joseph Dobrich of the United States Department of State, acting as Mr. Menendez' inter- 

October 24, 1958 9 

preter, visited the Library on October 4 with Air. (uul Airs. Thonnis Ncff of North Hollywood. 

Suhaiurt- lUui ahin i . basso-buffo of the Metropolitan and San brancisco Opera Companies, 
visited the Music Library on October 16. lie was happy to find a number of piano-vocal scores 
for opera which he had had difficulty in locatin^--notably "II barbieri di Siviglia," by Paisielio, 
which has been overshadowed in popularity by Rossini's later work of the same title. 

Henry Seldis, newly appointed art critic of the Los Angeles Times, formerly with the Santa 
Barbara News-Press, visited the Library on October 16. 


The Library Exhibit Room is now featuring "Illustrators of Prose Fiction," to be shown 
until November 5. The books and prints have all been lent by Claude E. Jones, Associate 
Professor of English, who has also prepared the notes. Notable examples demonstrate the 
close relationship of literature and illustration, primarily in the art of British and French illus- 
trators of the last hundred years. Included are the works of such artists as John Tenniel, 
George Cruikshank, Hugh Thomson, John Austen, Aristide Maillol, and Arthur Rackham. The 
designs of Gustave Dore are highlighted in the main entrance exhibit case, which contains one 
of his original pencil drawings, on loan from Mr. and Mrs. Fred Grunwald. A related exhibit of 
books from Professor Jones's library, "English Book Illustrations of the Eighteenth Century," 
was shown this summer in the College Library. 

Music Library Exhibits 

Exhibits of musical instruments of Tibet and India are being shown in the Music Library, 
and instruments of Thailand are on exhibit in the lobby of the Music Building. The exhibit in 
the lobby of stringed instruments of the seventeenth, eighteenth, and early nineteenth centuries, 
from the Erich Lachmann Collection of Musical Instruments, is on permanent display. Mr. 
Stone announces that the other exhibits, which will be changed about every two months, will 
continue to show musical instruments from the Orient. 

Extended Library Hours for Agriculture 

The Agriculture Library announces an extension of hours over those listed in Know Your 
Library. Dora Gerard states it is now open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday and from 2 to 6 
p.m. on Sunday. 

Manchester Guardian on Film 

The Library is acquiring The Manchester Guardian on microfilm for the period 1821-1927, 
fifty-two reels covering the period 1894-1905 having just been received, as the fourth of seven 
projected shipments. This period is of particular interest, Mr. O'Brien points out, as it marks 
in many respects the apogee of the British Empire, in spite of the ultimately successful but 
humiliating war against the Boer Republics. 

Retirement and Survivors' Benefits Programs Under Study 

The October issue of the California State Employee announces that all CSEA members will 
have an opportunity to vote on the kind of improvement in the State Employees Retirement 
System they wish CSEA to work for during the 1959 session of the State Legislature. The same 
issue contains a comprehensive analysis of the alternative plans proposed for survivors' bene- 
fits. Staff members should study them carefully. 

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More About CLA ot Long Beach 

In addicion to the meetings announced in the Librarian of October 10, there is another of 
special interest to all librarians, and particularly those interested in staff associations. Mr. 
Powell will address the newly-formed Staff Organizations Round Table at its program meeting 
on Thursday, October 30, at 2:30 p.m. in the Starlight Roof of the Lafayette Hotel. His subject 
will be "Administration in One Easy Lesson." James Cox, President of the Round Table, will 

Mr. Powell will also introduce Brother Antoninus at the first meeting of the CURLS on 
October 29. 

Regional Group of Catalogers Also at Long Beach 

The Los Angeles Regional Group of Catalogers, of which Rudolf Engelbarts is president, 
will hold its fall meeting— a joint meeting with the two California chapters of the Special Li- 
braries Association—on Saturday, November I, in the Ballerina Room of the Lafayette Hotel, 
at Long Beach, following the CLA Conference. A luncheon at 12 o'clock will be followed by a 
panel discussion on "Subject Headings in Special Libraries and Special Collections." Mrs. 
Johanna Tallman will be t he moderator of the panel, of which the members will be Mrs. Jeanne 
Lloyd, Citrus Experiment Station, UC, Riverside, Scott Kennedy, GE Tempo (formerly on the 
UCLA staff), Mrs. Pat Powell, U.S. Fisheries Library, and William Conway. Guests are wel- 
come. Reservations for the luncheon should reach Miss Ruby Hori, Los Angeles Public Li- 
brary (also formerly at UCLA, by Monday, October 27. 

Baby Girl for the L.K. V/ilsons 

Our former staff members, L. Kenneth and Wilma (Fledderman) Wilson, now of Santa Bar- 
bara, announce the birth of Heidi Christine, on October 7. 

In Review 

On Being a Librarian. A doubting librarian is as lost as any other social worker who can 
no longer successfully answer his own self-questionings. Robert L. Collison, Librarian of the 
British Broadcasting Company, in "On Being a Librarian," in the July Unesco Bulletin for 
Libraries, states his belief that librarianship is real social work demanding the utmost in ser- 
vice and devotion from its members. It asks them to work long hours for small pay and little 
or no recognition. To do this for a life-time and do it successfully the librarian must have a 
lifelong conviction that libraries are good for people and that he is good for libraries. It is 
insufficient to say that one is a librarian through love of books. This would qualify a man as 
a book collector but, to be a librarian, he must also want to share his delight in books with 
others, to help others to get the best out of books and to use them as an aid and inspiration in 
their everyday life. 

Librarians and Booklovers. "While I am convinced that the librarian must love books, I 
look with considerable suspicion on those who consider a love of books alone to be a suffi- 
cient qualification." Lester Asheim, Dean of the Graduate Library School, University of Chi- 
cago, in "Books, Reading, and Library Development," in the Texas Library Journal for June, 
adds that a good librarian who does not love books is no more conceivable than a ship's cap- 
tain who is susceptible to seasickness or a successful surgeon who faints at the sight of 
blood. However, the librarian is not a private collector, but a professional educator. The li- 
brary is a selected collection, evaluated, interpreted, organized and made available for the 
reader. The better these tasks are performed, the better the library, and this means that the 

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librarian must do more than read books and be familiar with them. He must demonstrate to his 
library's potential users the way books can serve and sustain them. This demands of him that 
he love books and read them but it also demands that he devise the systems, build the build- 
ings, and initiate the services that will bring the book and the reader together and give the 
book maximum opportunity to do its work. 

College Students and Reading. Ralpli E. KUsworth, Director of Libraries at the University 
of Colorado, reaches some rather pessimistic conclusions concerning "College Students and 
Reading" in an article by this title in the Autumn issue of The American Scholar. He points 
out that ours is not a reading culture. The symbol of success is never the reading of a book. 
Furthermore, many of our universities and colleges are dominated by vocational and profes- 
sional programs that do not pretend to be intellectual in content and do not carry any serious 
reading commitment. The teaching methods used too frequently produce nonreaders by allowing 
the student no practice in the handling and reading of books. And in this time of rapid and 
extensive social change, the old values have failed, ni.i young people reject the cultural heri- 
tage which has failed to produce a stable way of life. There are no books in our libraries that 
can tell the youth of 1958 how to shape their lives around sex, marriage, military service, a 
system of business that professes traditional honesty, but practices trickery and frivolousness, 
a religion they cannot understand, and a civilization that may be blown up at any moment. 
They will not read the books of the past because they distrust the past. 

European and American Librarianshifi. American experience has helped European librar- 
ians to understand what is happening in their profession, even though full realization that li- 
brary problems can no longer be solved on a national basis is slow in coming. Herman Liebaers, 
Director of the National Library of Belgium, in "Towards a European Librarianship," Libri, 
Volume 8, Number 1 (1958), discusses some of the common features of contemporary library 
development on both sides of the Atlantic. The great effort in Europe and the United States is 
to remove the barriers, both psychological and physical, between books and readers. The 
present American tendency to stress the importance of the content of books is matched in 
Europe by a trend toward stronger book knowledge. In Europe, as in the United States, librar- 
ianship is a learned, not a lucrative profession, and the personnel problem is the same: to at- 
tract and keep in the profession the most qualified individuals. Librarians in general recognize 
the necessity of acting cooperatively in the development of resources, though the distance 
between the various national situations and an ideal European cooperation is so immense that 
a good deal can still be achieved along traditional national lines. Bibliographic cooperation 
and government assistance to libraries are examples of other areas in which European and 
American library development is following parallel lines. 


***"... the driver who looks like a librarian" is the way a newspaper writer described 
Phil Hill of Santa Monica, considered America's top sports-car racer, who qualified for the U.S. 
Grand Prix at Riverside by driving his red Ferrari at about 94 m.p.h., but was forced out in the 
finals by mechanical troubles.* Unconfirmed rumors said his photocharger was out of whack. 

*** "Fortunately," writes E. Flowers, B.A., Shire Librarian, Lake Macquarie Shire Library, 
New South Wales, "Westerns seem to be a disappearing race," in a piece on "Fiction in New 
South v/ales Public Libraries " (The Library Association Record, September 1958), thereby 
hurting the feelings of B. Rosenberg, whose exploits in the appreciation of V/esterns have re- 
cently been reported here. 

* Searching for a picture of said "Looks-Like-a-Librarian," we came across one in which he lay on 
his back beside his disabled 4.1 Ferrari, trying to cool off by pouring water on himself while t!ie pit crew 
worked on the car. A likely pose, we tiiought. 

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***The Stanford Library reports that Tome C LIV of the Catalogue General of the Biblio- 
theque Nationale is entitled "Rock-Roll," and suggests in its Library Bulletin that since it 
was published in MDCCCCXXXIX, their French colleagues may have been equipped with pro- 
phetic foresight "like that of Cassandra, who foretold disasters she was powerless to prevent." 

*** Pre fabrications (Indiana University Press, 1957) a book of poems by the distinguished 
Professor of English of the Berkeley campus, Josephine Miles, is quite naturally listed by 
Bowker's Subject Guide to Books in Print under "Prefabricated Buildings" (the Oxford Univer- 
sity Press's newsletter. The Suburbs of Helicon, having spotted this one). 

The More Reviews the More Confusion 

Professor LeRoy C. Merritt, of the School of Librarianship at Berkeley, has concluded 
from a study of contemporary book reviewing in the United States that librarians would do better 
to read the books themselves rather than try to follow the judgments of reviews such as the 
three most prominent book-reviewing journals, the New York Times Book Review, The New York 
Herald Tribune Weekly Book Review, and The Saturday Review. Mr. Merritt believes that the 
more reviews a librarian reads, the more confused he becomes. He finds that, to a large extent, 
these journals review the same books, but that they "do not agree very well" in their judgments 
about the books. When a book is reviewed by any two of these journals, their judgments agree 
only half the time. When a book is reviewed by all three, the three journals are in agreement 
on their judgments only one-fourth of the time. 

Professor Merritt's study, begun in 1949, involved the coding on IBM cards of all of the 
relevant data for the 21,000 reviews of nearly 4,000 books indexed by the Book Review Digest 
in 1948. Utilizing the system employed there of plus and minus signs to indicate reviewers' 
opinions, he found that in 55 per cent of the reviews no discernible judgment is made, thereby 
providing the selecting librarian with no help in determining whether the book is good, bad, or 
indifferent. Of the remaining 45 per cent, 41 per cent contained a discernible favorable judg- 
ment , and 4 per cent were predominantly unfavorable. 

Mr. Merritt deplores the fact that such a large percentage of the reviews express no judg- 
ment at all. This, bethinks, makes the use of reviews quite unsatisfactory for library book 
selection. Not only do the reviewers not have the courage of their convictions, he concludes, 
they apparently have no convictions. 

As the study (published in September by the Wayne State University Press as the first of 
three studies in a volume entitled Reviews in Library Book Selection) is not yet available 
here (a press release from Berkeley being the only basis for selection so far received), it can- 
not yet be determined whether Mr. Merritt deals with the question of whether the selecting li- 
brarian may not himself profitably weigh the varying judgments to be found in the book-review- 
ing journals. It appears from the report of the study that the librarian must become inescapably 
confused when confronted with conflicting judgments. Such a conclusion may come as a sur- 
prise to librarians who have actually relished a variety of viewpoints in their review reading, 
and who may even have been able to sharpen their own views on the honest disagreements of 

"The Question Betrays the Sceptic..." 

Paul Jordan-Smith, former Literary Editor of the Los Angeles Times, writing in At the Sign 
of the Silver Horse, published by the Trovillion Private Press of Herrin, Illinois, in celebra- 
tion of its fiftieth anniversary ("the oldest such press in operation in this country"), says, 

October 24, 1958 13 

"Of all the secular ways in which men have found blessed release from the 
poignancy of their sorrows and the heavy burdens of daily care, none is more fraught 
with the power to comfort nor charged with a more abiding vitality than the quiet 
worship of the book. 

"It is a catholic worship, permitting many tastes and embr.KJng all that wise 
men and poets of all the world have said, and it is burdened with no narrow creed. 

"But if there are no creeds, there are responsibilities and services: and these 
are caring and sharing. Tlie Bookman loves his book, and therefore cares for it 
well. He handles it with reverent hands. 

"But why? asks the unbeliever. Why this love for a mere thing of paper and 
boards? The question betrays the sceptic as either a simpleton or a mere reader of 
nothings; perhaps a seeker for the sensation of a moment, or perhaps that cursory, 
casual fellow who lacks discrimination. 

"The love of books springs from a need, whether it is for direction, inspiration 
or comfort. And there is always a book to answer a need. The wise men of the past 
have put their best thoughts and all the riches of their lives into the books they left 
behind for other generations. And from that vast library we know as the Holy Bible, 
or from some of the lesser prophets of the secular world, the anxious may find a 
healing word, beautifully spoken. And when wisdom and beauty are allied, love 
responds. Perhaps Walter Pater, Montaigne, Sir Thomas Browne, gentle Charles 
Lamb, Robert Louis Stevenson, or old Robert Burton have the right words in store. 
Then their books become objects of reverence. 

"But the true bookman is no miser. He does not hug to himself the wealth that 
has come from the book: he wants to share it. Somehow he cannot hoard beauty. 
He must talk about it, or even write about it. And if these means of communication 
seem empty he goes farther; he puts the words in type and sends them to his friends." 

New Chair for Harvard Librarian 

Harvard University has announced that Paul H. Buck, Director of the Harvard Library, has 
been appointed to the Carl H. Pforzheimer University Professorship, which has been newly 
established as a special professorship for the Director. The chair, which Harvard states will 
underscore the central role of the scholar-librarian in higher education, honors the memory of 
a New York investment banker who was a leading bibliophile and collector of books and manu- 
scripts of English and American literature. The professorship is endowed by a gift from the 
Carl and Lily Pforzheimer Foundation, which maintains the famous Pforzheimer library in New 

President Nathan M. Pusey says that "the new chair is in scope university-wide and on 
the frontiers of knowledge just as the library serves all parts of our community and touches 
the world of learning and of mind." 

UCLA Librarian is issued every other Friday by the Librarian's Office. Editor: Everett Moore. 
Assistant Editor: James R. Cox. Contributors to this issue: Page Ackerman, Herbert K. Ahn, 
Elizabeth S. Bradstreet, Dora Gerard, Paul M. Miles, Richard O'Brien, Gordon Stone, Brooke 
Whiting, Richard Zumwinkle. 




Volume 12, Number 3 November 7, 1958 

From the Librarian 

French Lick Hot Springs, Indiana. A joint annual conference of the Indiana and Ohio Library Associ- 
ations brings me here to speak at the opening, together with ALA President Emerson Greenaway, on The 
Elements of Good Librarianship, he speaking on service, I on the individual librarian. After last week's 
tryout on our staff, I revised the talk in light of suggestions received. 

Personnel Notes 

The University Personnel Office has approved reclassification of the following positions: Norah E. 
Jones, College Librarian, from Librarian II to Librarian III; Paul M. Miles, Institute of Industrial Rela- 
tions-Graduate School of Business Administration Librarian, from Librarian II to Librarian III; Everett 
M. Wallace, Reference Librarian, Engineering Library, from Librarian I to Librarian II. Mr. Wallace has 
resigned from this position to accept a position with the Hughes Aircraft Corporation, where he will or- 
ganize a technical reports library. 

Harold W. Frank, new Senior Library Assistant in the Circulation Department, is a 1957 UCLA grad- 
uate and former student assistant in the department. He has also attended the Ringerike Folkeh^g Skole, 
Hjinefoss, Norway. 

Richard B. Harvey, new Senior Library Assistant in the Department of Special Collections, is a 
former teaching assistant in the Department of Political Science, and received both his B.A. and M.A. 
at UCLA. 

Resignations have been received from Mrs. Sylvia Dorothy Mercado, Senior Library Assistant in the' 
CataJog Department, to have her baby; and from James G. Umberger, Typist Clerk, Music Library, to 
undertake a series of singing engagements. 

Ten-year service pins have recently been awarded to Dorothy Harmon and Mrs. Dorothy Mitchell, of 
the Acquisitions Department. Jeannette Hagan and Mrs. Otheo Sutton, of the Catalog Department, have 
received fifteen-year pins, and William McKeown, Bindery, is the recipient of a twenty-five-year service 

Readers and Visitors 

Cynthia Barnes, Water Resources Librarian of the University at Berkeley, was doing research in the 
field of her library subject specialty in the Department of Special Collections durirtg the week of Octo- 
ber 20. 

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N. Cindio, of the University of Zagreb, Yugoslavia, visited the Library on October 24. 

Ruth Le Prade, Los Angeles poet, was a visitor to the Department of Special Collections on Octo- 
ber 29 to examine the Gerson collection. 

]ay L. Halio, Assistant Professor of English at the Davis Campus, was shown the Ogden Collec- 
tion, on October 16 and 17, by Betty Rosenberg. 

Airs. Violet E. Shue, Joyce Shober and John Mescall, of the Reference Department of the Library on 
the Santa Barbara campus, visited the Library on October 20, to consult with members of the Interlibrary 
Loans and Reference and Bibliography Sections, and to accept on extended loan from the Department of 
.Special Collections the Louis Knott Koontz papers. 

Visitor from Indonesia 

Herawati Diah, Indonesian journalist travelling under the auspices of the State Department, recently 
visited the Medical Center and Biomedical Library with Mrs. Dorsey Heinz, a UCLA alumna. Mrs. Diah 
is editor, and, with lier husband, publisher of the Indonesian Observer, a leading Djakarta daily paper. 
She also is editor of Keluarja, a monthly woman's magazine. 

Mrs. Diah was particularly interested in the Biomedical Library's current exhibits ("Founders of 
Anatomy" and "Florence Nightingale and the History of Nursing"), in the general library facilities for 
students, and in tlie program for the medical library trainees from the University of Indonesia. 

MelviMe Exhibit 

An exhibit built around the life and works of Herman Melville is now being shown in the Main Li- 
brary. More than a hundred years ago the publication of Melville's Moby Dick was received unenthusi- 
astically. Since that time the novel has been translated into many languages, issued in various illus- 
trated and abridged editions, and performed both musically and dramatically. Various editions of this 
and other works of Melville are shown in the exhibit, including the typescript of Jay Leyda's Melville 
Log, with illustrations used in it, Ray Bradbury's script for the motion picture, "Moby Dick," and some 
materials used by Professor Leon Howard in the writing of his biography of Melville. 

Two of Ours Now with the New York Stage 

Returning from Indonesia by way of Europe and New York, Shirley Hood, Theater Arts Librarian, 
recently visited two former library employees who are now working in the New York theater, William 
Bellin and Lewis Brown. Bill, for several years a member of the Department of Special Collections, 
recently passed the difficult exams in scenery, lighting, and costume design by which a very small num- 
ber of designers are admitted each year to the Scenic Artists' Union. He is now working as assistant 
to the well-known designer George Jenkins, once an instructor in the Theater Arts Department at UCLA. 

Lewis Brown, once of our Acquisitions Department, who likewise passed the examinations in liis 
special field, costume design, assisted Dorothy Jeakins in the designing of the costumes for the new 
Broadway play, "The World of Suzie Wong." Last summer he designed costumes for the Stratford Shake- 
speare Festival. He is currently the designer for the Arthur Murray Show on television. 

New Father in Theater Arts 

Peter Schnitzler, assistant in the Theater Arts Library, became a father on October 25 on the birth 
of Juliana Kathleen. 

November 7, 1958 


Helping Little Theater in Indonesia 

Shirley Hood has reported that during her stay in Indonesia, where she joined her husband, 
Mantle, last year, she had a unique opportunity to study the theatrical traditions and methods of the 

Javanese and Balinese. While Mantle studied and recorded the music 

of the leading instrumentalists and ganielans, Shirley took lessons in 

Bahasa-Indonesia (the new synthetic language of the country), worked 

to improve her techniques on the various instruments of the gamelan, 

frequented the popular all-night performances of the puppet theater, 

and studied with two of the leading teachers of Javanese dance. 

Shortly after her arrival, she met two young dancers and drama- 
tists of Java whom she had met in San Francisco, when the UCLA 
Gamelan accompanied their dances at the UNESCO Conference last 
fall. They had recently formed a new theatrical group which was in- 
terested in learning the techniques of the western theater. Their first 
production, done in a building formerly used to dye batik, without pro- 
per lighting equipment and without a real stage, proved that from a 
western viewpoint they still had much to learn. Soon thereafter, a del- 
egation from the group asked if Mrs. Hood could recommend to them a 
list of books with which they could start a small library to help them 
in their dramatic endeavors. Peter Schnitzler, her understudy of the 
Theater Arts Library, soon supplied her with an appropriate basic list 
of about seventy books based on the bibliography of Professors 
Macgowan and Melnitz in their book. The Living Stage. When this 
list had been delivered it was soon apparent that nothing further could 
be done because the group had no money with which to order the books, 

Not knowing how to help further, she wrote to the Asia Founda- 
tion in Djakarta, asking if they might not be interested in helping this 
young group. She thought that perhaps the project would appear too 
insignificant to attract the attention of a foundation, since it involved 
only a few hundred dollars ratiier than hundreds of thousands or mil- 
lions of dollars. 

The puppet figure is 
Arjuna, a great and 
noble character in 
Indonesian epics. 

She was pleasantly surprised. The Asia Foundation replied almost 
immediately, asking only for a list of the desired books. Later the Foundation followed up its initial 
donation with a gift of a phonograph, stage lighting equipment, and an elaborate new public address sys- 
tem. The appreciation of the group, Jogjakarta Teatro Akademii, soon made it apparent what a great 
impression a few dollars spent for a cultural purpose could make in such a community. 

Acquisitions List for Business Administration 

The new Library of the Graduate School of Business Administration has issued volume 1, number 1 
of its Acquisitions List (October 1958). Paul M. Miles, Librarian, announces that books for the Library 
are now being cataloged and shelved in a separate collection on Level 5 of the Main Library stack. A 
separate card catalog for the collection has been placed in the Card Catalog room of the Main Library. 
To obtain any of these books, the prefix "Bus. Admin. Library" should be added to the call number on 
the call slip. 

Chemistry Library Orientation 

The sixth Branch Library Informal Orientation will be held on Monday, November 17, in the Chemistry 

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Library, Room 4238, Chemistry Building. Librarian Eve Dolbee will welcome visitors from 9 a.m. to 
1 p.m. and from 2 to 5 p.m. 

All interested members of the staff are urged to take advantage of this opportunity, and to schedule 
their visits so that they will arrive on the hour or the half hour, in order that each group may be given 
an orientation without interruption. 

Human-Interest Shots at the Inauguration 

Photographs of the Inauguration Program for President Kerr, taken by Harry Williams and Lowell 
Weymouth of the Library Photographic Service, were mounted in a booklet which was recently presented 
to Mr. and Mrs. Kerr by Andrew Hamilton, Manager of the Office of Public Information at Los Angeles. 
Included were sucli human-interest aspects as Mrs. Chandler losing the heel of her shoe, faculty mem- 
bers extinguishing the fire in Ralph Beals's robe, and the swarm of photographers around the podium. 

After a While the Vision Blurs 

Robert Vosper, Director of Libraries at the University of Kansas, was once Associate Librarian 
of this Library. He was also once a staff member of the University Library at Berkeley. That is why 
members of the Librarian's Office staff were tickled to see a communication which came their way from 
the U. of K. Library addressed to CU News, University of California, Los Angeles 24. They granted 
that perhaps he did not personally address the envelope. 

CLA Reports Coming 

Some reports on the 60th Annual Conference of the California Library Association held at Long 
Beach, October 28 to 3L will appear in a Supplement to the UCLA Librarian next Friday, Novem- 
ber 14. 

'Mercurlus Redivlvus' on Books for Mr. Ordinary Man 

Serials librarians who have been watching for years (five) for Number 3 of Mercurius Redivivus, 
the occasional news-letter from the William Andrews Clark Memorial Library, will be relieved to know 
that it has now appeared. This issue, prepared by the Director, "is devoted to a selection of seven- 
teenth-eighteenth century English books which were intended for Mr. Ordinary Man, Mrs. Housewife, and 
the artisan." Listed and described are books in which, as Mr. Powell says in his introductory note, one 
may observe the minutest details of hunting and fishing, of fortune-telling, market fairs, chimney build- 
ing and glass-blowing, of how to rig a ship, fire a gun, beat a drum, lacquer a vase, or beget a handsome 
child." The issue is illustrated, and the entries are annotated in a manner that is both instructive and 

UCLA Librarian is issued every other Friday by the Librarian's Office. Editor: Everett Moore. 
Co-Editor, this issue: Paul M. Miles. Assistant Editor: James R. Cox. Contributors to this issue: 
Page Ackernian, Elizabeth S. Bradslreet, Louise Darling, Anthony Greco, Shirley Hood, Brooke Whiting. 
Art Work by Marian Engelke. 

Supplement to Volume 12, Number 3 
November 7, 1958 


The Sixtieth Annual Conference 

From Allan Nevins's stirring plea for wide and voracious reading to Langston Hughes's felicitous 
reading of his poetry to jazz accompaniment was a far reach for any conference of librarians to achieve, 
but the CLA's meeting at Long Beach did it, and did it with ease. There was much more that filled the 
three days between these two notable events. We offer here spot reports on some of the meetings, de- 
scribed by members of our staff who were among the 1101 who registered for the conference. This was, 
incidentally, a record attendance for these annual meetings. 

Allan Nevins at the First General Session 

At the first general session of the conference, presided over by President George F. Farrier, mem- 
bers were greeted by Mayor Raymond Kealer of the City of Long Beach, and were addressed by Mrs. 
Carma Zimmerman, California State Librarian, who reported on a conference of business men that she 
had recently attended. She found that the business world is now looking more and more to books for 
guidance, and she was interested that they quoted from such books as The Exploding Metropolis by the 
editors of Fortune and Galbraith's The Affluent Society. In his report as President of the CLA, Mr. 
Farrier spoke of the growing importance of California and of the Association, which is now the largest 
state association of library-connected people in the United States. He pointed out the necessity for 
librarians to accept resulting responsibilities and to plan adequately for the future. 

The College, University, and Research Libraries Section presented the principal speaker, Allan 
Nevins, who was introduced by the president of the section, Everett Moore. Mr. Nevins, now Professor 
Emeritus at Columbia University and a member of the research staff of the Huntington Library, spoke on 

Culture and Reading in America." He disagreed with a recent opinion of Fortune that the promises of 
the Declaration of Independence are being fulfilled by American material success. "The best single 
test of a nation s culture," he said, "remains what it has always been since the days of Gutenberg—its 
attitude toward books. If any plea ought to be made constantly and forcibly in the United States, it is 
a plea for a great increase in the purchase and use of books." He asserted that voracious and eager 
reading is the best means for stimulating and developing one's faculties, and pointed to such figures 
as Lord Macaulay, Theodore Roosevelt, and Nicholas Murray Butler as great examples of the avid reader. 
The burden must fall upon the library, he believed, for bringing about "a reading revolution that does 
not depend on paperback detective stories, westerns, terror stories, sex stories, and comic books, that 
is securely based on the books worth reading... In maintaining the old values and imbuing our people 
with an appreciation of the fundamental place of letters in any sound civilization, the library should be a 
a citadel and the librarian an unwearied fighter." 

Book Selection Study Surveyed 

Professor Frederic Mosher and Mjss Marjorie Fiske of the School of Librarianship at Berkeley were 
presented at the Second General Session in a program sponsored by the Intellectual Freedom Committee. 
Professor Mosher gave a fact-filled account of censorship activities preceding the establishment of the 

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Study on the Climate of Book Selection in California Libraries, and told of the past activities of the CLA 
Intellectual Freedom Committee and the difficulties it encountered in getting the study approved. While 
the activities of the self-appointed censors (who ranged from an allegedly glamorous Marin County house- 
wife to not-so-glamorous State Senators) described by Mr. Mosher were disturbing indeed, the past and 
present apathy of librarians towards intellectual freedom was shocking. That librarians are still all-too- 
frequently giving only lip service to the principles of intellectual freedom was one of the main findings 
of Miss Fiske's survey. 

Since the results of the survey are shortly to be published by the University of California Press it 
is sufficient to note that censorship activities, though actually confined to a few areas, have created an 
atmosphere of tension, resulting in extreme caution on the part of many librarians; eighty per cent of the 
libraries surveyed had some circulation restrictions on "controversial" materials; the identity of the ob- 
jector carries more weight in any decision a librarian makes regarding restrictions on the use of a book 
than does the material which is the object of the complaint; the library staff is the prime source of com- 
plaints against books; and restrictive practices uncovered by the survey were largely self-initiated by 
the library, the prominent exception being the UNESCO affair in the Los Angeles City Schools. 

Third General Session: John Morley 

John Morley, speaking at the Third General Session on "Assignment: i\orld Hot Spots," introduced 
his subject by asking his audience to use caution in evaluating the mass of material on foreign problems 
and policies published in newspapers, books, and magazines by so-called experts. He drew attention 
to the fact that only the President and the Secretary of State had access to all available information and 
thus were best qualified to make decisions. Mr. Morley commented at some length on various misleading 
published comparisons between Russia and the United States in scientific accomplishment and education, 
and gave his own interpretation of recent events in China. 

At the conclusion of Mr. Morley's address, Mr. Farrier introduced President-Elect Alan W. Covey, 
who then introduced the members of the incoming Board of Directors and spoke briefly of his plans for 
the coming year. 

Coulter Lecturer: Emerson Greenowoy 

Emerson Greenaway, Librarian of the Free Library of Philadelphia, and President of the .American 
Library Association, speaking at the Fourth General Session on "Research in the Public Library, was 
presented as the Seventh Annual Edith M. Coulter Lecturer by the Alumni Association of the University 
of California School of Librarianship. He held that the collection of rare and unique materials should not 
be the exclusive province of university and other research libraries, and cited some of the important col- 
lections at Philadelphia which serve many kinds of readers. It is entirely proper and necessary that this 
should be the case in such large public libraries, he said, for this is where the general reader and inde- 
pendent research worker often feels most at home. Furthermore, interest in research, he said, should 
start with the use of the public library by children when they are quite young, for interest developed early 
often grows into lifelong pursuits that bring great satisfaction and significant results. 

Proposals for Public Library Unification 

The liveliest subject of the week for the public library people, and one of great importance to all 
librarians, was the proposal by the California Public Library Commission that the Legislature be asked 
to authorize unified library systems, to provide for State financial aid where needed, and to establish 
standards by which to determine the need for aid. This was discussed at the Fifth General Session by 
Professor Edward Wight of the UC Scliool of Librarianship, Director of Research for the Commission. He 
held that a lack of understanding of tlie real intent of the proposal was responsible for the misgivings 
some librarians had about it. He thought that the charge that the State Library at Sacramento was trying 

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to take over the public libraries of California was inspired by unnecessary fear, and urged recognition of 
the Commission s program as necessary to bring about greater cooperation and efficiency in California 
libraries in the face of the rapidly growing population. The audience was later broken up into a number 
of buzz sessions, where free discussion of the proposal was held. Some librarians expressed concern 
over such matters as conflicts in city and county jurisdiction and the viewpoints of their local adminis- 
trators about long-term commitments. Discussions will continue into next year, when hearings will be 
held by the Commission throughout California before proposals are submitted to the Legislature. 

Langston Hughes and Jazz Combo 

To one observer, the musicians accompanying Langston Hughes at the Sixth General Session seemed 
a little uncomfortable in such a sedate atmosphere; but they quickly warmed up themselves and their 
audience, and the program was a great success. Frances Clarke Sayers compared herself to the member 
of a football team who is merely called in to kick off, but she proceeded to do a sparkling job of intro- 
ducing the poet, Langston Hufi;hes, and the five-piece combo of Ralph Pina. They were sponsored by the 
Children's and Young People's Section for this final session of the conference. 

The program consisted of three long and rich poetry-reading sessions by Mr. Hughes (with superb 
jazz accompaniment and jazz interludes). He read his own verse, often humorous, but at the same time 
containing a subtle and sober message about the history of the American Negro — "So long, so far away 
is Africa's dark face." 

The 'CURLS' 

At the first meeting of the College, University, and Research Libraries Section, Brother Antoninus, 
O.P., of St. Albert's College, Oakland, spoke on "Poetry and the Life of the Spirit." Introduced by Mr. 
Powell as William Everson, poet and printer of the San Joaquin Valley, who for eight years now has been 
a lay brother in the Dominican Order, he read some of his poems and spoke eloquently of his philosophy 
of poetry. A poet cannot lie, he said, for it is in the soul, or the subconscious, where the spiritual life 
is realized, that the poem is formed. He suggested that the function of art is to relate myths (which man 
cannot live without) to life, and he asserted too, that a nation itself must have a great myth, as for ex- 
ample, the figure of Lincoln. His reading of "The Shepherd," "The Coming," "The Wise Man," and other 
poems revealed strong convictions and depth of understanding, and aroused in his audience a desire to 
know this poet better. (See a further note on Brother Antoninus, on page 5). 

At the luncheon meeting on Thursday, the CURLS President introduced the present officers of 
the section and the officers for the coming year, Mrs. Helen A. Everett, President, Mrs. Carmenina 
Tomassini, Secretary, and Andrew H. Horn, Vice President, President-elect. Folk singer Sam Hinton, of 
the Scripps Institution of Oceanography, and a student of balladry and folk music, delighted a large 
audience, including many guests of the section, with his fluent and beautifully styled singing of Euro- 
pea^ and American ballads and folk songs. His heeu-ers left the luncheon in a state of high good humor. 

At the final meeting of the section, a brief business session was conducted by the President, fol- 
lowing which Andrew Horn introduced Richard Harwell, .\ssociate Executive Director of the ALA and 
Executive Secretary of the ACRL, who read a paper, "The Cause That Refreshes: Reading, 'Riting, and 
Rebellion." Mr. Harwell, a Civil War historian, bibliographer, editor, and collector, traced the develop- 
ment of writing and publishing in the Confederacy, commenting on the great collections of Confederate 
materials in libraries in the United States. There still is a great wealth of material to be written about, 
he showed, and the volume of Civil War publishing continues at a rate some consider alarming. While 
there are many meretricious, catchpenny publications, Mr. Harwell believes this evidence of great inter- 
est is a healthy sign. Perhaps a considerable portion of such interest is superficial, but it is interest, 
and it is for us who work with books to use it as a means for creating a better-grounded interest. 

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Staff Organizations Round Table 

The first annual meeting of the CLA Staff Organizations Round Table was held on October 30, with 
James Cox, President of the Round Table, presiding. About 150 were present. Mr. Powell spoke to the 
group on "Administration in One Easy Lesson," identifying administration as a matter of lifelong learn- 
ing, taught best by example (and in more than one easy lesson). There is also fine art in being admin- 
istered, he said, as well as in administering. At what size of staff an employee association becomes 
desirable is a moot point and will vary with the library, but he suggested it is at the point when the 
administrator cannot see all of the staff members at some time every day. 

Since nothing, he said, inspires a staff more than knowing that their boss knows from experience 
what thev are doing, what their work is, and what their problems and needs are, good administration also 
involves the art of listening and really hearing what is being said. A good administrator-staff associa- 
tion relationship ^ives the former a chance to observe rank and file work without intermediate adminis- 
Irutivi; filters. 

The staff association is a good training ground for personnel; it is good for the beginners; and it 
can pump new blood into any system and revivify it. Valuable opinions, he showed, can be obtained 
from new staff members if they have the protection of anonymity, and the staff association can help to 
provide this. 

Mr. Powell urged his listeners who administered to eschew the formal memo and the report for the 
personal touch, for one of the basic points of good administration is to be personal impersonally. He 
pointed out that since we are a social profession, there can be no widely useful one-man or one-woman 
libraries. And it would be impossible, he thought, to conceive of a sizeable library whose work could 
not be furthered by a staff association. 

Some lively discussion followed the address. A short business meeting was then held, at which 
the three new members were elected for the seven-member 1959 CLA SORT Steering Committee. 

Reference Librarians' Round Table 

An organizing meeting of the Reference Librarians Round Table was held on the last day of the Con- 
ference. As one of the round tables authorized by the recently-adopted CLA Bylaws, it met to discuss 
a possible program for the year, and to elect officers. Mrs. .-Mice L. Olsen, of the San Jose Public Library, 
and William Emerson, Head of the Science and Industry Department of the Long Beach Public Library, 
were elected President and Vice President, President-Elect. (Mr. Emerson was for several years a stu- 
dent assistant in the UCLA Library, after which he attended Library School at Columbia and was on the 
Columbia University Library staff.) 

Corpe; W. Buckley: The Documents Committee 

The Documents Committee of the CLA presented Carper W. Buckley, Superintendent of Documents 
of the United States Government Printing Office, as speaker'at its open meeting. He described the func- 
tions of his office and some of the continuing problems it encounters, noting that some 15,000 letters 
received each day are answered within forty-eight hours, and that materials received for distribution to 
depository libraries are dispatched within twenty-four hours. The Monthly Catalog, he said, is the most 
popular subscription title. 

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Symposium on the Subject Approach to Library Material 

A post-conference meeting at Long Beach was the luncheon and program jointly sponsored by CLA, 
the Northern and Southern California Chapters of the Special Libraries Association, and the Los Angeles 
Regional Group of Catalogers (soon to become the Southern California Regional Group of Technical Ser- 
vice Librarians). Rudolf Engelbarts is President of the Group. It was a long and meaty meeting, he has 
reported, in the literal as well as the figurative sense, and drew a record attendance. A panel of four 
discussed "Subject Headings in Special Libraries and Special Collections," the members being Mrs. 
Pat Powell, California State Fisheries Laboratory Library, Mrs. Jean Lloyd, Citrus Experiment Station, 
UC at Riverside, Scott Kennedy, GE Tempo, Santa Barbara, and William Conway, Clark Library. Johanna 
Tallman was the moderator. 

While these libraries vary greatly in historical background, function, scope, and clientele, the de- 
scription of their origin, development, current status, and amount of problems faced, and the discussion 
that followed, brought out enough similarities to make the meeting one of interest for all. Most of them 
use Library of Congress cards to some extent, most of them use the LC subject heading list, at least 
partially, and all of them have card catalogs. The Fisheries Laboratory Library analyses its material 
intensively, making as many as thirty entries for one article, seventy per cent of its cards being subject 
analytics. The Citrus Experiment Station uses broader coverage—its subjects being not too refined, 
since the staff thinks in general terms. GE Tempo uses unit cards, each card carrying all the added and 
subject entries, which are given check marks for filing purposes. No typing is required. Its own subject 
list is prepared from other lists, such as those by Astia and AEC. Descriptive detail is held to a mini- 
mum by the special libraries, while Clark Library cataloging is distinguished by bibliographic detail. 

Some questions asked from the floor dealt with provisions for discarding old material and with the 
possibility of not cataloging unwanted publications. The use of "uniterms" and "coordinate indexing 
has apparently passed the peak of popularity. A new type of indexing, "permutation indexing, briefly 
explained by Sol Grossman, was characterized as another tool in the retrieval of information, not as 
a panacea. Mrs. Tallman, in her summary, stated that adaptability and imagination can do much to help 
the librarian of special libraries and collections to cope with the many problems faced. 

Brother Antoninus: Addendum 

Speaking impromptu, without manuscript or notes, Mr. Powell points out, often results in the most 
eloquent afterthoughts of what we might have said! Brother Antoninus is no exception. After his truly 
eloquent discourse at Long Beach on "Poetry and the Life of the Spirit," he wrote, "I am as usual 
flattened by the after effects, but yet going over compulsively all the things I would have liked to have 
said to the librarians but did not. Here, on the enclosed page, are a few. I only wish I had had the in- 
spiration to think of them yesterday. If you can use them in any way, you are welcome." 

If I stand before you today a poet it is not so much because o{ the school system as because of the 
library. The myth of the frontier is work, production, and that myth still dominated the energies of my 
home town. In Selma the schools thought as much in terms of production norms as Libby McNeil & Libby, 
where I had to spend my summers. But not the library. The library was the real oasis-archetype, and I 
drank of its wisdom with a thirst that was holy. For wisdom is its own reason for being. It is the con- 
templation. It is not made for use. In the Selma library the wisdom was simply there, existent. That's 
why it was an oasis. The librarian didn't ask what 1 was going to do with it. It was enough for her that 
she provided it and I imbibed it. .After the day's production norm at school, and the evening household 
production norm at home, I headed for the oasis, the pur6 unsullied source. And there among the stately 
stacks, among the multi- colored cases of knowledge, presided over by the mythic, hieratic titles, the 
symbols of wonder, 1 sank cross-legged to the floor, in worshiper's immemorial contemplative attitude, 
and began to live it up. And when the library closed at nine, and I was delivered again out to the cool 
darkness, I had all the stars to see me home. 

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I have said that the library belongs to the patriarchate and in its managerial aspect this is true, but 
in its essence it is of course maternal—the oasis, the cornucopia, mother of goodnesses, the thesaurus, 
or granary, the womb of wisdom. It is hunger that takes us to the library as it was hunger that brought us 
home at evening to the table of the mother. A poet needs a book like a baby needs the breast. And if a 
librarian doesn't understand this, and till his field like a good husbandman tills the earth, he will nourish 
no one. When a library is really working 'on the archetype" it radiates its wisdom through a whole com- 
munity. Men and women are drawn to it by a divine instinct. Old people in the heat of the day will totter 
in and sink into a chair, there in the cool interior, the great granary of wisdom, and though they never read 
a page they totter out again, somehow restored. They have touched the source. 

If I stand before you today as poet it is because somebody pruned, somebody tilled, somebody selected, 
somebody in the Fr-sno County library system had the insight to recognize a great book when they saw it 
and the guts to see that it got on the shelves, though the general public was yelling for soporifics: The 
Little .Shepherd of Kingdom Come. If there is no discernment, no selection, the thesaurus becomes a grab- 
bag, the oasis a bog. If everything published in the Twenties got on the shelves at the Selma library, no 
matter how accurately catalogued, I would not be a poet today. Someone had to filter it down to where a 
thirsting youth could drink it. If the librarian denies or repudiates his archetype, refuses the love and the 
responsibility and watchful attentiveness of the husbandman, culling and pruning, selecting and fertilizing 
and nourishing, the poets of tomorrow will never make it away from the TV screens of today. Someone did 
that for me, and 1 am here to tell you my gratitude. You saved me from the tyranny of the production norms. 
And if I give you anything of value in my poems it is because you, or your predecessors, in the great tra- 
dition, gave first to me, when I was most in need. If I am a poet it is you who made me one, who saved me 
from being merely an Elvis Presley. 

But if the youth of today, the Beat Generation, is repudiating the library with the best of the patri- 
archate, it is because the library is beginning to forget its elemental character of nourisher: The Great 
Mother, Sophia, the Wise One. Never forget that an archetype breaks very fast from one extreme to the 
other. "The higher they are the harder they fall," to quote the vernacular. And poets have always known 
this: 'Lilies that fester smell far worse then weeds." The symbol of purity, when it corrupts does not 
stop at the level of indifference, it descends to the loathesome. So too the library when it fails to nourish. 
The ancient honeycomb of wisdom becomes the labyrinth of the technological maze—the symbol not of life 
but of death. It is my prayer, and I hope yours, that in the creative wisdom of true insight, we may avoid 
that tragedy. 

This, Of Course, Was Not All — 

As our staff representatives were not able to get to all the meetings of the Conference, we have not 
covered such other notable speakers as the writer Leon Uris, at the USC School of Library Science Alumni 
luncheon, James Jarrett, President of the Great Books Foundation, at the Adult Education Committee lunch- 
luncheon. Dean Emeritus Edwin A. Lee of the School of Education at UCLA, also presented by this com- 
mittee, Robert 0. Dougan, Librarian of the Huntington Library, at the Immaculate Heart Alumni dinner, 
and Winston W. Crouch, Director of the Bureau of Governmental Research at UCLA, and Patrick Henry, of 
the Bureau of Public Administration at Berkeley, both presented by the Trustees' Section. Just to name 
these is sufficient indication of the wealth of interests represented and the high quality of the speakers 
who appeared before the various groups. 

Supplement to UCLA Librarian, Volume 12, Number 3 (November 7, 1958), issued November 14, 1958. 
Reporters; Page Ackerman, Herbert K. Ahn, Donald V. Black, James R. Cox, Rudolf K. Engelbarts, 
Ardis Lodge, Donnarae MacCann, Everett Moore, Lawrence Clark Powell, Constance Strickland. 




Volume 12, Number 4 

November 21, 1958 

From the Librarian 

Last Thursday and Friday I was in Berkeley for the fall meeting of the Library Council, much of 
which was devoted to Mr. Coney's draft of the Annual Keport called "Acceleration and Impact," the 
reference being to the library implications of rising enrollment and contemplated establishment of new 
campuses. High point was a session with President Clark Kerr, at which he discussed the role of li- 
braries in the University's future. 

Earlier this week I met with the Student Library Committee and its Library representative, Mr. 
Fessenden, at their first meeting of the year. 

Tonight I am speaking at the County Museum on "The Sense of the Past," the occasion being the 
75th Anniversary Meeting of the Historical Society of Southern California, presided over by Dean 
Gustave Arlt. 


Personnel Notes 

as re- 

Wendy ]. Wilcoxon, new Typist Clerk in the Order Section of the Acquisitions Department, was 
formerly employed by Dudley Deane & Associates. 

Marion S. Davis, Senior Typist Clerk in the Library Photographic Service, has transferred to a Senit 
Library Assistant position in the Catalog Department. 

Marvin E. Smith, Senior Library Assistant in the Institute of Industrial Relations Library, h 
signed to accept a position with the Hughes Aircraft Company. 

Children's Books on Exhibit at UES 

A special collection of ciiildren's books suitable to give as Christmas gifts will be on exhibit at 
the University Elementary School Library from December 8 through December 19, Mrs. MacCann announces. 
The library is open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday to Friday. 

Orientation to Physics and Agriculture Libraries 

The seventh Branch Library Informal Orientation will be held on Thursday, December 4, in both the 
Physics Library (Room 213, Physics Building) and the Agriculture Library (Room 280, Physics Build- 
ing). Librarians Donald Black and Dora Gerard will welcome visitors to their respective libraries from 
9 a.m. to 12 m. and from 1 to 4 p.m. 

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Staff members are urged to take advantage of this opportunity, and to schedule their visits to arrive 
on the hour or the half hour, so that each group may be given an orientation without interruption. 


Dr. Dimilri S. Korzhinskii, Director of the Institute of Geology of Ore Deposits and academician of the 
USSR Academy of Sciences, an authority on petrology and the geochemistry of ore deposits, visited the 
Geology Library on November 10, and was shown about by Librarian Cox and Professor John llosenfeld. 
He gave a lecture in the Department of Geology on "Problems of Metamorphism and Ore Deposits." 

Mary E. Hughes, Principal Documents Librarian of the Stanford University Library, visited the Gov- 
ernment Publications Room on October 3L 

Almost a Visitor 

F. W. Torrirtgton, of the Commonwealth National Library of Australia, in Canberra, had planned to 
visit us on November 6, but his plane from Australia was several hours late, and he had to limit his li- 
breiry visiting here to the Los Angeles Public Library. He telephoned his regrets, and delivered greet- 
ings to Mr. Powell and other staff members from his Chief, H.L. White, and Ira Raymond, Chief Biblio- 
graphical Officer of the National Library, both of wliom have visited us in past years. Mr. Torrington 
was en route to Lawrence, Kansas, thence to Washington, D.C., and ultimately to London, where he will 
be in charge for three years of the Australian Reference Library. 

Mr. Black at Conference In V/ashington 

Donald Black, Physics Librarian, is attending the 1958 International Conference on Scientific In- 
formation, in Washington, D.C., this week, sponsored by the National Academy of Sciences, tlie National 
Science Foundation, and the American Documentation Institute. The Conference is placing emphasis on 
the critical examination and appraisal of techniques, mechanisms, systems, and organization for the 
storage and retrospective search of scientific information, and particularly on recent research studies 
on these matters. 

Mr. Hudson in Organ Recital 

Richard Hudson, of the Bindery Preparations Section, who, as we have previously noted, is an ac- 
complished organist, gave a recital on the evenings of October 25 and 26 at the home of Hunter Mead, 
Professor of Philosophy at the California Institute of Technology. From a report received from Walther 
Liebenow, his playing of works by Buxtehude, Bach, Daquin, Handel, Franck, Langlais, and Dupre 
earned high praise from an audience of organ devotees. Hunter Mead helped to design and build the organ 
in Mr. Hudson's studio in Westwood, where he held open house for members of the Library staff a couple 
of years ago. 

Stoff Members In Print 

Donnarae MacCann has an article in the November issue of SLAC Bulletin (School Library Associ- 
ation of California) on "Books, Children, and Trees~A History of the UES, UCLA." She follows the 
University Elementary School's "long nomadic history" from its beginnings in the Los Angeles State 
Normal School, established in 1882, through its several existences on Vermont Avenue and in Westwood, 
and into its present era as an essential part of the UES program on the University campus. 

Gordon Williams has written an article for the Fall issue of Library Resources and Technical Services 
on FLIP: Film Library Instantaneous Presentation," in which he describes an automatic microfilm 
searching machine developed and built by the Benson-Lehner Corporation of Los Angeles. The viewer 

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is "designed to locate quickly iiiiy detiired frame in a 1,200 foot reel (72,000 frames) of 16 mm., double 
perforated, microfilm, and to project this frame on the built-in viewing screen. 

Documents Meeting at Occidentol 

Government Documents and How to Use Them and United Nations Publicalions were the subjects of 
a meeting for librarians of Southern California held on November 14 at Occidental College and sponsored 
by the Documents Committee (Southern Division) of the California Library Association. Papers by two 
members of our Government Publications Room staff highlighted the afternoon session. Mary Ryan pre- 
sented a paper on "United Nations Publications" and Herbert K. Ahn, who is a member of the CLA Doc- 
uments Committee, spoke on "Increasing International Understanding: an Introduction to International 

Papers presented during the morning session were "Government Maps and How to Use Them, by 
Professor Norman J. Thrower of the UCLA Department of Geography, and "Use and Handling of Govern- 
ment Maps in Libraries," by Anne Mueller of the History Department, Los Angeles Public Library. 

Hoover Owls Frustrated (By Heron?) 

In some libraries owls are considered birds of distinction. They may even become cover owls, if 
they know the right editors. Not so at Stanford, though, for we hear that at the Hoover Institution they 
are being shut out of liie carillon tower by a newly constructed screen. In ex- 
plaining this action, Hoover's Stuff Bulletin states that the screen is "designed 
to frustrate the owls, traditional symbols of erudition, but bell-fanciers only in 
a singularly negative sense." It has been suggested that David Heron, Assistant 
Librarian of said Institution, having had some experience at UCLA several years 
ago on the CLU Raven Expedition to the tower of the Library, may have let that 
experience color his thinking (and that of his colleagues) about this quite differ- 
ent sort of bird. It might even be that it is for want of bigger and bolder birds to 
battle that the folks at Stanford are now hunting owls. The situation will be 
watched with interest by every library with a bird problem—and is there one that 

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Kudos for Staff Association Handbook 

The Staff Association's UCLA Library Staff Handbook (4th edition, issued last spring) has received 
a nice review by Henry Birnbaum, chief Circulation Librarian of the Brooklyn College Library, in the 
Library Journal for November 1. The Association, the reviewer writes, "is to be congratulated on having 
produced a fourth edition of this Handbook, which is worthy of emulation by library administrators and/or 
staff associations who have never produced even one edition... The Association should also be congrat- 
ulated on the attractiveness and readability of its publication." 

AV/allace Is Born 

Bryan Garrett was born to the Wallaces (Everett, formerly of the Engineering Library, and Marie, 
formerly of the Law Library) on November 7. 

"Looking back in our files we find that the owl has been treated on our campus not solely as a symbol of 
erudition but as a subject of basic research. Two years ago we reported that deposits of regurgitated pellets of 
Bubo virginianus, the great horned owl, which were found in the towers of Hoyce Hall, were being analysed by a 
research assistant in Zoology seeking to determine what the bird was feeding on (UCLA Librarian, November 16, 
1956). He also looked for evidence in the lower of the Library, but, alas, found none. 

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In Review 

Reading Habits of a Scientist. A distinguished scientist and 1955 Nobel Prize winner. Professor 
Polylcarp Kusch, of the Department of Physics, Columbia University, writes in the fall issue of Columbia 
University Forum "Of Science, Time and the Cleveland Public Library." The article is his reply to the 
question of a librarian friend as to whether he finds time to do any reading outside the field of physics 
and technical literature. With a sufficiently compelling interest, Mr. Kusch points out, anyone can find 
time for reading, and the question is really whether he, as a physicist, has a curiosity about new ideas 
and an interest in new interpretations of human experience. The answer, in this case, is an emphatic 
affirmative. lie recalls with nostalgia his years as a page in the Cleveland Public Library, an activity 
which he believes contributed to his education no less than did his college work. On occasional visits 
to Cleveland, he finds that this library still has for him an endearing quality of permanence—the same 
books, the same smell of books, the same intent readers, and almost the same boys pushing trucks of 
books." Some of the librarians treated books as they would groceries, he recalls, but most of them had 
a real love for them, for their contents, the feel and smell of them, and respect for them as a tremendous 
cultural phenomenon. And the books were the most important things. I read them ravenously, indis- 
criminately," he says, but gradually I developed a taste of my own—however I might deplore it now. 
I learned to read rapidly and found an enormous joy and stimulation in books. The earlier ones I read 
showed me a world which, through lack of knowledge, 1 could not even imagine. The more recent ones 
serve perhaps as a laboratory instrument which gives me a new insight into a world I already know." 

The Indo- European Language. During the past 200 years, linguistics has been undergoing a kind 
of Copernican revolution. Paul Ihieme, a leading scholar in the field of anthropological linguistics and 
Professor of Sanskrit and Comparative Philology at Yale University, describes this revolution in "The 
Indo-European Language" {Scientific American for October), an article which will appeal to anyone with 
a flair for the language arts, lie observes that the familiar European tongues, the Romance languages 
and Teutonic, plus Greek, once the center of our linguistic universe, have been relegated to minor places 
in a vaster system of languages which unites Europe and Asia. Known collectively as the Indo-European 
language, this super-family is far and away the most extensive linguistic constellation in the world. 
Unfortunately, the Indo-Europeans, unlike their Egyptian and Mesopotaniian contemporaries, were illiter- 
ate, and their language vanished without a trace. Nevertheless, enough of the original vocabulary sur- 
vives in later languages so that a short dictionary can be contrived, a substantial part of the grammar 
and sound system reconstructed, and some of the characteristics of the culture puzzled out. It is even 
possible to establish the language's home (late in the fourth millenium, B.C.) as the Baltic Coast of 
Europe between the Vistula and the Elbe, where the parent tongue of eighty-one present-day Indo-Euro- 
pean sister languages was spoken by a sedentary people whose culture rested on small-scale farming 
and animal husbandry. 

A Countess in California. In the best satiric tradition of Waugh's Loved One and Huxley's After 
tAany A Summer. Gavin Lambert tells the tale of "A Countess in California," in the November issue of 
the London Magazine. Ensconced in her big grey patrician house in the Hollywood hills which dates 
from the heyday of Valentino and Nazimova, half the rooms closed, furniture draped with old sheets 
and blinds pulled down, the aging millionaire Countess Marguerite Osterberg-Steblechi, bloated, greying, 
grasping and dull-eyed, reminisces of past grandeur amidst the rickety antiques, old iron bedsteads on 
broken casters, collapsing ottomans and chipped bidets which clutter the dusty rooms. From the vanished 
aristocratic world of pre-war Europe-St. Moritz, the beautiful blue Danube, the Grand Canal-one follows 
with morbid fascination as the derelict old heiress is led through the tawdry grandeur of the Hollywood 
Bargain Center, second-run theaters and day-old bread emporiums, coming finally and inevitably to rest 
in the air conditioned Slumber Koom of the Boomtower Mortuaries Chapel, flanked decorously on one side 
by a laundromat and on the other by a used furniture store. 

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Library Service to Labor 

The ALA Joint Committee on Library Service to Labor Groups has just published its Guide for 
Developing a Public Library Service to Labor Groups, a booklet describing methods whereby librarians 
may bring about closer understanding and cooperation between their libraries and trade unions in the 
community. Based on the varied experience of librarians working with labor groups, the Guide discusses 
the reasons for giving special library service to labor, making contact with unions, and the various types 
of services which the library can offer. A selected list of materials and sources is included. The con- 
clusion is drawn that there must be a continuing effort, inspired by the conviction that this enterprise 
will benefit both the labor movement and the library. Copies of the Guide may be obtained from the Joint 
Committee on Library Service to Labor Groups, Adult Services Division, American Library Association. 

KU Students Hungry (or Books 

As quoted in Antiquarian Bookman, November 3, a letter from Robert Vosper, Director of Libraries 
at the University of Kansas, describes KU's second annual surplus book sale. Bookstalls On the Kaw, 
on October 15. {AB features a picture of the sale on its cover.) The first sale was held a year ago, 
when for the first time state legislation permitted the selling of duplicates and retention of proceeds for 
the Library book fund. The sale ran all day from 9 in the morning until 4:30, with four auctions coming 
at 10, 11, 2, and 3 o'clock. About 3,000 books and pamphlets were sold, at prices ranging from a penny 
to fifty cents. Some larger and more interesting items were auctioned, and brought enthusiastic response. 

We were swamped all day long," writes Mr. Vosper. "The crowd began to arrive at eight o'clock 
and on a couple of occasions crowded the tables so hard that one of them collapsed. On another occa- 
sion the crowd broke around the roped off ends and completely submerged the staff who were trying to 
make change. 

"All this suggests that people who say students don't read and won't buy books are talking cant. 
At any rate, here in a University town that has no second-hand book store, it seems apparent to me that 
students are hungry for books..." 

Rich Acquisition By UBC 

The University of British Columbia Library reports the acquisition of a very large and important 
collection of books, mostly about Canada, through the effort and generosity of the Friends of the Univer- 
sity Library. Neal Harlow, Librarian, says the ten tons of books, from the estate of the late Mr. Thomas 
Murray, a Montreal manufacturer, book dealer, and collector, contain many of the chief landmarks of 
Canadian publishing and history, and thousands of less well known works upon which a careful study of 
Canadianism must be based. It is rich in publications from Montreal and Quebec and supplements the 
University s existing research collections. It is expected to make the Library's collection of Canadiana 
one of the richest in the world. 

Librarian's Report 

The Report of the University Librarian to the Chancellor for the year 1957-58 has been issued. 
Copies may be obtained at the Librarian's Office. 

UCLA Librarian is issued every other Friday by the Librarian's Office. Editor: Everett Moore. 
Assistant Editor: James R. Cox. Contributors to this issue: Page Ackerman, Walther Liebenow, 
Donnarae MacCann, Paul M. Miles, Richard O'Brien, F'lorence Williams. Artist: Marian Cngelke. 




Volume 12, Number 5 December 5. 1958 

From the Librarian 

The news from Malibu, as of Thursday noon: Diminishing winds meant that Broad Beach Road and 
environs were spared by the Malibu fire, earlier this week. Ten miles east of us, James Mink came through 
smoke and flame to help save his and neighbors' homes on Old Malibu Road. 

Tomorrow Glen Dawson and 1 are speaking at the morning and luncheon sessions, respectively, of 
the School liibrary Association of California, Southern Section, he on his summer's transcontinental 
tour of libraries and bookstores, I on " Ihe Elements of a Good Librarian." 

Yesterday I was a guest of Miss Darling, with Doctors Dayton, Furgason, and Irvine, and Donald 
Reed, at a luncheon in honor of Dr. M.N. Meigelman, whose historical collection of books on ophthal- 
mology was given to the Biomedical Library several years ago. An exhibit of this collection is described 
elsewhere in this issue. 

The Library Exhibits Committee, chaired by I'^.T. Moore, met with me last week to schedule the 
year's events. It now includes Messrs. (ireco, l-essenden, Heinritz, and Whiting, Mrs. fc.ngelke, and Pro- 
fessor Claude Li. .Jones of the Department of English. 

At the November meeting of the Board of Regents, approval of the University's budget for 1959/60 
included "First-phase development of Schools of Architecture, Librarianship, and Dentistry at Los 
Angeles, $78,520." As soon as the Regents consider proposals for later-phase development of a School 
of Librarianship, possibly at their meeting later this month, the Librarian will report in more detail. 


Personnel Note 

Mri. Aluu K. PilLinait, who has returned to the Institute of Industrial Kcliitlons Library us a Senior 
Library Assistant, worked for the IIH Library from September 19.56 through !• ebruary of this year. She 
received her B.A. from UCL.* in 1956. 

Librarian's Conference 

On November 20 Mr. Powell reported on the jneeting of the Library Council at Berkeley which liud 
included an hour s discussion witii President (ilurk Kerr. The Conference then considered budgetary 
and personnel problems involved in meeting the Student Library Committee's request that the Library be 
opened for full service an hour earlier each morning. The agenda also included brief discussion of u 
new program for orienting new staff members, the abuse of withdrawal privileges by part-time and full- 
time employees, and tlie issuance of Library cards to junior high school students. 

26 UCLA Librarian 

Visitors and Readers 

Professor Guillermo Cespedes del Castillo, member of the Faculty of Philosophy and Letters and 
Professor of the History of the Americas at the University of Seville, visited the Department of Special 
Collections on November 20. He is doing research both here and at the Bancroft Library. 

The Misses Alma, Esther, and Agnes Helbig, of Dubuque, Iowa, visited the Library on November 21 
in the company of Alice Humiston. 

Jane Wilson, Librarian of the Asia Foundation in San Francisco, visited the Library on November 25. 

On November 24 the distinguished Brazilian composer, Heitor Villa-Lobos, visited the Music Library. 
A concert of his works was presented in Schoenberg Hall on November 30. 

Dr. Sylvia Vopny, of the University of Washington, National President of Pi Lambda Theta, visited 
the Education Library on November 26. 

The Chemistry Library was host to several high school tours on November 24 and 25, including 
chemistry students from Pomona and Burbank High Schools and thirty-five gifted first-year students at 
Los Angeles High School. 

A recent reader in the Chemistry Library has been Dr. C.K. Emery, Director of the Lmery Tumor 
Group of Los Angeles. 

Australian Botanist is Agriculture Reader 

A frequent reader in the Agriculture Library is Professor R.N. Robertson, of the Botany Department 
of the University of Sydney, who is filling the place this year in the Department of Horticultural Science 
of Professor Jacob B. Biale, who is in Israel. Vlr. Robertson is pursuing studies on the physiological 
problems of storage of fruit and vegetables, respiration, mitochrondria, and ion transport. 

L.C.P. Speaks at County Book Breakfast 

Mr. Powell and Will Durant were featured speakers at the Harvest Book Breakfast held on November 
19 by the Los Angeles County Public Library at the Statler-Hilton Hotel. They were among the author 
guests (honored for their books. Books West Southwest and The Reformation, respectively), among whom 
also were Mrs. Najmeh Najafi and Mrs. Helen Hinkley Jones (Reveille for a Persian Village) and Mrs. 
Ketti Hartley Frings (Look Homeward, Angel, a play). The guests of honor were the retiring County 
Supervisor John Anson Ford and Mrs. Ford. 

Hearing on the Public Library Commission Report 

Page Ackerman, President-Elect of the Southern District of the California Library Association, 
attended a meeting on November 25 of the Public Libraries Executives Association of Southern California, 
in conjunction with which was held an official hearing of the California Public Library Commission, at 
the Doheny Memorial Library at USC. 

In order to provide factual background for full discussion of the tentative recommendations of the 
Commission's Report, a panel of PLEASC members discussed the findings of the report, and Professor 
Edward A. Wight, of the Berkeley campus. Research Director for the Commission, commented on some of 
its most important recommendations. Assemblyman Ernest R. Geddes spoke on the legislative implica- 
tions of the Report, and Commission Chairman Percy Heckendorf conducted the hearing at which the 
views of board members as well as librarians were discussed. 

December 5, 1958 


Mural in the Education Library 

Since September, visitors to the Education Library in Moore Hall have had the pleasure of viewing, 
as they have entered the room, this beautiful wood mural which now forms the center part of the west 

wall. The wall was originally 
designed to receive the fifteen- 
by nine-foot work, the general 
^ ^ theme of which is the affirma- 

tion of education as the foun- 
dation of our civilization. 

Designed by Kemper 
Nomland, Jr., in three con- 
trasting colored woods over 
the existing natural oak back- 
ground, the mural was pur- 
chased by a special grant 
from the Marvin L. Darsie 
Memorial Library Fund which 
honors the first dean of the 
School of Education. 

(Photograph by John Hartley) 

Beigelman Ophthalmology Collection Exhibited 

Historical Ophthalmology, featuring the Beigelman Collection of Classics in Ophthalmology, is the 
subject of the Biomedical Library's exhibit for December and January. The collection was presented to 
the Library two years ago by the Los Angeles ophthalmologist, Dr. M.N. Beigelman. The books in the 
exhibit are supplemented by pictorial material, ophthalmic instruments, and an interesting selection of 
spectacles from the collection of L.E. Hedrick, Los Angeles businessman, whose interest in old spec- 
tacles began some three years ago when by chance he came across an early nineteenth century pair. 
His collection has now grown into more than three hundred pairs. The exhibit was assembled by Donald 
Reed of the Biomedical Reference staff, with help and advice from Doctors Glenn Dayton and Rodman 
Irvine of the Division of Ophthalmology. 

Main Library Exhibit 

Jewish Culture in Many Lands is the theme of the current Main Library exhibit in observance of 
Jewish Book Month. The exhibit illustrates some of the ways in which Jews living in many lands for 
hundreds of years have contributed to the cultures of those countries, at the same time contributing to 
Jewish culture itself. As the exhibit this year takes special note of the establishment ten years ago of 
the state of Israel, the Consulate General of Israel has lent pictures showing the development of the new 
state. Professors of Hebrew Greenfield and Leslau assisted Messrs. Greco and Heinritz and Mrs. Engelke 
in the selection of books from the Library's collection for the exhibit. 

Kiss Me, Henry; or, James the Obscure 

Someone asked at the Reference Desk about a book entitled Return of the Shrew. One of our staff 
felt that if not yet written, it should be. 

28 UCLA Librarian 


The activities of what the Daily Bruin refers to as "spirit groups" (they seem all too solid to some) 
reached tlieir annual climax the Friday niglit before the SC game. To give an idea of what went on in 
the Library we quote from the report turned in by our Sergeant Friday, the Reference librarian on duty 
that evening: 

6:30 p.m.: Several young men entered the main reading room. One began to sweep the floor 
with a long-handled broom. Two or three others began pulling sundry encyclopedia volumes from the 
slielves on the north wall and stacked them up in one pile to the height of about two feet on one of 
the tables. Went to the boys and told them to stop. They were quieted. Had tiiem reshelve the 
books. They said they had merely wanted to get the readers outside for a football rally. 

7:00 p.m.: There was a brief raid on the reading room by about half a dozen other persons who 
merely milled about in the doorway and screamed at the top of their lungs. By the time reached 
the scene they had raced downstairs and out the door. 

7:20 p.m.: Another party of screamers appeared... reinforced by a tidal wave of fellow-rooters 
surging up the stairs. Guessed there were about 150 in all. They rushed into the reading room, and, 
led by three exuberant types in caps of blue and gold, began cheers and songs. As did not feel 
competent to disperse the assembly or to contain its potential excesses, called the campus police. 
The rally continued for about fifteen minutes, with great noise. Most of the readers joined in it, 
but several did not. During and after the rally, about four persons complained of the interruption 
to their studies. The rally receded, screaming. Could find no signs of damage to books or furni- 
ture. Also could find no signs of the police. 

10:00 p.m.: On way home met an officer at the flag pole. Asked him if they had been present 
at the rally in the Library. He said police were downstairs, and had met the swarm (on the way in, 
believe he said) and counselled them to be orderly. 

The following Monday morning, as if the game had not ended in a 15-15 tie, the spirit group returned 
to a now full reading room to resume screaming and to urge all present to come outside for a victory 
rally. The screaming echoed liollowly through the room, and the several hundred readers maintained a 
frigid silence. Two students were seen to join the screamers, who beat a confused retreat down the 

Familiar Story: The Use Increases 

A familiar story, which we recently heard in connection with the opening of the University of Mich- 
igan's new Undergraduate Library, now is told of the University of Oklahoma's experience on opening 
its major addition to the University Library Building. In his annual report for 1957-58, the Director of 
Libraries at Oklalioma, Arthur M. McAnally, writes: 

Attendance in the general library is estimated to have increased six to eight times when 
the new quarters were occupied, and use of the library probably has increased four to five 
times its previous level. Not all use of the library is for library purposes; obviously the li- 
brary also is being used to some extent as a study hall. This is not necessarily bad, at 
least at present when there is enough space anyway; and it does offer an excellent opportun- 
ity to increase the usefulness of the library in instruction and research, since the students 
are already in the building. Utilizing this opportunity is one of our major goals for the 

December 5, 1958 29 

Valuable Specimen Book Discovered 

The Agriculture Library lias fallen heir to a valuable item found on the first-level stack, Phycotheca 
Boreali-Americana, a Collection of Dried Specimens of the Algae of North America, by F.S. Collins, 
I. Holden, and W.A. Setchell, Maiden, Massachusetts, 1895-1906, Fasc. 1-17, Ser. 2, no. A-D. (Unfor- 
tunately Fasc. 18-32 and Ser. 2, no. E are lacking.) The folio volumes all contain tittle boxes holding 
numbered specimens of mounted algae. Each specimen bears a printed label giving number, literature 
monograph describing it, where found, and by whom. 

Miss Gerard points out that when subscriptions to the work were being taken it was advertised that 
two bound fascicles of fifty specimens would be issued each year, and that an offer was made to give a 
subscription to one volume in exchange for three sets of eighty specimens. It appears from the names of 
collaborators listed on the fascicle title pages and on the labels that a number of people took advantage 
of this offer. 

The collection is a basic reference source for all subsequent works on American algae. Only eighty 
sets were issued, and Berkeley, USC, and the University of Washington were recorded as owning copies. 
Our set apparently came from the Setchell Library at Berkeley. Wrapped in dusty brown paper parcels, 
the volumes had rested in the Library basement since UCLA moved to the Westwood campus, having sur- 
vived from State .Normal School days, and were discovered in time for rush cataloging and for use by 
Professor A.W. Haupt's class in Algae and Bryophytes. 

Is Book Boiling Next? 

We find that we have inadvertently given offense to the people of West Baden Springs, Indiana, of 
all places, by a slip in a dispatch line in the UCLA Librarian for November 7. The leading item in that 
issue was a message from the Librarian which purported to have been sent from "French Lick Hot Springs, 
Indiana," and told of his sojourn there for the purpose of addressing a meeting of the Ohio and Indiana 
Library Associations. 

Now comes a troubled letter from Bloomington, Indiana (some few miles north of the place in ques- 
tion), from one Cecil K. Byrd, Associate Librarian of Indiana University, who reports that "the citizens 
of West Baden are hurt and becoming antagonistic toward books. West Baden has the hot spring, French 
Lick one that is barely tepid." Obviously Mr. Byrd has been watching steam signals from the south and 
fears that although the West Badenites may not stoop to burning their books they might try boiling them 
just to let us know how they feel. 

We're sorry. 

Teaching and Research Assistantships Available 

The School of Librarianship on the Berkeley campus announces the availability for the academic 
year 1959-60 of one teaching assistantship and six research assistantships. The teaching assistantship, 
Dean .J. Periam Danton announces, is open to graduates of accredited library schools interested in 
working toward a second-year master's degree or a doctor's degree and calls for something less than half 
time spent on duties related to the appointment. The stipend is SI, 820 for nine months. A scholarsliip 
average not less than halfway between a "B" and an "A" is required. 

The research assistantships, which call for approximately ten hours of work per week and pay S700 
for the academic year, are open to both beginning library school students and to graduates. A minimum 
scholarship average of approximately "B+" is required. 

Persons interested in applying for either kind of appointment are invited to communicate with the 
Dean of the School of Librarianship, University of California, Berkeley 4. 

30 UCLA Librariau 

Pleasant Discovery at Yale 

"During my undergraduate days I doubt if a single undergraduate ever used the manuscripts in the 
Library," writes James T. Babb, Librarian of Yale University, in his Report for 1957-1958. "To find 
two star football players among the users this year was pleasant: Michel Francis Cavallon, 3d, 'To 
copy and take notes from material in the Hillhouse family papers and the Simeon E. Baldwin collection 
for use in the preparation of a paper on "The New Haven Canal" '; and Nolan H. Baird, Jr., 'To copy and 
take notes and quote in a paper for History 80 from material in the Turnpike Collection.' Cavallon re- 
ceived a High Oration appointment at graduation—the equivalent of a magna cum laude degree in the old 

Thirty-One of Fairfax's Finest 

Thirty-one B-11 students from Fairfax High School who are members of a group selected to partici- 
pate in the three-year California State Experiment in Teaching Gifted Students, visited the Library on 
December 2, with three of their teachers, all department heads at Fairfax: Mrs. Frances Finney (Mathe- 
matics), Mr. Roland Getze (Social Studies), and Miss Evelyn Paxton (English). They met first with 
Mr. Powell and then were given a tour of the Library, in two groups, conducted by Everett Moore and 
Richard Zumwinkle. 

After this they were on their own for an hour or so, working on some questions they had been saving 
for this occasion, all of which called for using reference books in the Library. Fairfax has long been 
sending us some of our finest students, and we were given to believe some of Tuesday's visitors will 
one day turn up here too. 

UCLA Librarian is issued every other Friday by the Librarian's Office. Editor: Everett Moore. 
Assistant Editor: James R. Cox. Contributors to this issue: Page Ackerman, Louise Darling, Dora M. 
Gerard, Anthony Greco, Frances Kirschenbaum, Florence G. Williams, Richard Zumwinkle. 




Volume 12, Number 6 

December 19, 1958 

1 -mnint mmitc 


The Adoration o/ the Magi. From a manuscript Book of Hours, 

North French or Flemish of the late fifteenth or early sixteenth century, 

a gift to the Library from the late William A. Nitze, Professor of French. 

32 UCLA Librarian 

From the Librarian 

Today at the Clark Library our special guest is James D. Osborn of Yale University and member of 
the editorial board on the California Dryden. Professors Cohen, Dearing, and Svvedenberg are joining 
me at luncheon in honor of Professor Osborn. 

Earlier in the week the Clark Library Committee met to review the past and plan the future. Chaired 
by Chancellor Allen, the Committee also includes Vice Chancellor Knudsen, Professors Ewing, C.N. 
Howard, Melnitz, the University Librarian, and Director Louis Wright of the Folger Library (honorary). 
All were present except Mr. Wright. Tea was served by the staff. 

The Clark Library murals, painted thirty-four years ago by Allyn Cox, have been expertly cleaned 
by Fred Anthon of the Los Angeles County Museum. They were described recently in Harper's Magazine 
as some of the finest mural painting in the country. 

Another meeting this week was of the Senate Committee on the University Library, chaired by Pro- 
fessor Jenkin, to act on an agenda prepared by Messrs. Williams and O'Brien. Purchases against the 
Reserve Fund, new subscriptions, faculty book buying abroad, security of the book stack, the need for 
more book money, were among the items discussed. 

This brings us to the eve of Christmas Week. What more is there to wish than that we have food, 
books, shelter, useful and rewarding work, and loving friends? May the New Year bless us with these 


Personnel Notes 

Mrs. Elise U. Laws, new Senior Typist Clerk in tlie Library Photographic Service, has had many 
years experience as a professional photographer. 

Airs. Mary K, Wilson has resigned her full-time Senior Library Assistant position in the Geology 
Library because of ill health. She will continue, however, to work on a part-time basis in the Philosophy 
and Geology Departments, and occasionally for the Geology Library. Mrs. Wilson has been employed 
in the Geology Library since November, 1954. In 1953-54 she worked in the Stack Division of the Cir- 
culation Department and in the Bureau of Governmental Research. 

Resignations have also been received from Mrs. Roberta j. Evanchuk, Senior Library Assistant in 
the Catalog Department, to accept a position with the Westwood International Center; Mrs. Sylvia Khan, 
Senior Library Assistant in the Serials Section, Acquisitions Department, to accept a social work posi- 
tion with the Bureau of Public Assistance; and Wendy Wilcoxon, Typist Clerk in the Order Section, 
Acquisitions Department, because of illness. 

Librarian's Conference 

Mrs. Otheo Sutton, Staff Association President, met with the Librarian's Conference on December 4 
to discuss Staff Association-administrative relations. She spoke enthusiastically of the support she 
receives from her officers, committee members, and other colleagues in the Association, and attributed 
its successful programs directly to the quality of the Library staff. 

Mr. Powell reported that he had received favorable comment on the Annual Report for 1957/58 from 
Chancellor Allen, Andrew Horn, and others. Discussion was then held on the Library's part in helping 
the administration and student groups to develop libraries in the new campus dormitories, in an advisory 

December 19, 1958 


Josepfi Pennell Exhibition in Main Library 

An exhibition of illustrations, prints, and drawings by Joseph Pennell (1887-1926) will open in the 
Main Library on December 23. The material for this showing has been lent by Mr. and Mrs. Fred Grunwald 

and Professors E. Maurice Bloch and 
Claude E. Jones. The fifty examples shown 
cover all techniques and periods of Pennell's 
work, from the "Plough Inn Yard" etching 
of 1881 to The Adventures of an Illustrator, 
published in 1925, the year before his 

From 1881 until 1926 Pennell was a 
stormy petrel in the skies of American 
illustration. During these forty-five years 
he worked for magazines both here and 
abroad, and became one of the best known 
illustrators of travel books published in 
English. He collaborated with Henry 
James, Maurice Hewlett, Rilliam Dean 
Howells, Andrew Lang, G.W. Cable, and 
many others. His illustrations appeared 
in The Century, Harper's, The Illustrated 
London Sews and the fin de siecle maga- 
zines Savoy and Yellow Book. He was a 
close personal friend, and first biographer, 
of James MacNeill Whistler, and knew 
Aubrey Beardsley well. Himself a Friend 
violently opposed to war, he was involved 
in World War I as official artist for the 
English, French, and American governments. 

\^hen he returned home from Europe in 
1917 he found America changed ("ruined" 
is his word), and in his Adventures of an 
Illustrator, published eight years later, he 
voices his bitter dispair. Like many first- 
rate artists, he was unpleasant and ill at ease with most people, considered himself a misunderstood, 
underrated genius, and attacked all who had, or who he thought had^ opposed him. His conceit and in- 
tolerance were remarkable, even to himself. 

His reputation now rests, however, on his work as illustrator and printmaker. His absorption with 
what he calls "The Wonder of Work," with cities and bridges, buildings and mines, and the making of 
ships and guns; his sensitivity to architectural beauty and to what might be called the moods of vision; 
his technical skill and imagination; and his insistence on high standards and honesty in illustration: 
these are the characteristics by which he should be judged. 

Pennell's work has been exhibited extensively in London and Philadelphia. His best known etch- 
ings and lithographs command high prices, even today, though the books he illustrated are, for the most 
part, modestly priced. In comparison with the frequently superb photographs which illuminate most of 
our new travel books and articles, his illustrations seem strange to most of us now. Yet they have a 
personal, human quality lacking in photographs of his frequently trite subjects. 

Colored chalk drawing of Joseph Pennell by William 
Strang. From The Adventures of an Illustrator. 

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UCLA Librarian 

Professor Jones assisted Anthony Greco and Marian Engelke and other members of the Exhibits 
Committee in preparing the exhibit, and also prepared the handlist for the showing. 


Dr. Jessie Obert. Chief Nutritionist of the County of Los Angeles Department of Public Health, 
visited the Home Economics Library on December 3. 

President Clark Kerr visited two campus libraries last week in the course of department visits. He 
was accompanied at the Theater Arts Library, on December 8, by Professor William Melnitz and Jack 
Morrison, and at the Engineering Library, on the following day, by Dean L. M.K. Boelter. 

Earlier Opening of Building Announced 

Beginning Monday, January 5, the ground floor entrances to the Library will be opened at 7:00 a.m., 
Monday through Friday, during regular sessions, so that students may use the east wing study rooms. 
Staff members who arrive early may, therefore, use the ground floor study rooms and other facilities on 
that floor until the rest of the building is opened at 7:45. 

Regular Library services will open at 7:45, as at present. Only scheduled staff members having 
keys will be permitted to enter other floors before that time. This is a matter of practical necessity, for 
the Library must maintain a regular working schedule which corresponds to the generally established 
working day on the campus. 

Replacement of Lost Catalog Cards 

"Project India"— which in this case means tlie replacement of the four drawers of catalog cards which 
were stolen on December 18, 1957 (Independent s tlirough Indian cot)— is now under way. (This lowest- 
form-of-prankery incident has not heretofore received publicity.) I'he mode of procedure was planned by 
Anne Greenwood and the work is being carried out by Fred Yoder under her supervision. The Catalog 
Department expresses a hope that this project can be carried to its conclusion without interruption from 
any such cause as lack of funds. 

First Recruitment Meeting Held 

What the librarian does and what he or she gets paid for so doing were discussed at the first program 
presented this year by the Recruitment Committee of the Library Staff Association. Speakers at the meet- 
ing, held December 9 in the Staff Room, were Mrs. Jean Moore, Art librarian, who discussed " What the 
Librarian Does," and Ed Kaye, Assistant Librarian of the Institute of Industrial Relations Library, who 
spoke on "The Librarian's Pay Check." The meeting was attended by staff members, student assistants, 
and interested students from the campus. 

Staff Association Christmas Projects 

One of this year's Christmas projects of the Library Staff Association has been the adoption of two 
needy families, through the General Assistance Bureau of Santa Monica. Each family will be given a 
825 voucher for a department store and another $25 voucher for a grocery store. Food, toys, and clothes 
for the families have been contributed by staff members and collected in the Staff Room. 

The Staff Association has also sent a Christmas gift to Sun Chul, our Korean foster child. 

December 19, 1958 35 

Report on Scientific Information Conference 

Donald Black, who attended the International Conference on Scientific Information, at Washington, 
D.C., November 16-21, sponsored jointly by the National Academy of Sciences- National Research 
Council, the National Science Foundation, and the American Documentation Institute, reports that one 
of the notable papers was presented by Sir Lindor Brown, Secretary of the Royal Society, who gave the 
opening address. Sir Lindor concentrated on a plea that the results of scientific discovery be published 
once, and only once, and not in a multiplicity of guises. Have you really the time, the energy, the 
money to spend," he asked, " acting as cutters, as polishers and as refiners of the uncouth products of 
the incompetent writer? I think not. However we improve the raw material of information there will still 
remain poor papers, unnecessary papers, trivial papers and repetitious papers. What are we to do with 
them? What is to be stored? Is it the fruit of the tree of knowledge or is it the fallen leaves? For my 
part I should be happy if the fruit only were preserved, as I cannot conceive of any collecting and stor- 
age system adequate to cope with the world's output of scientific information as it grows at present, 
and I view with only a little compunction the prospect of the loss of minor contributions to knowledge 
provided that the ripe fruit can be preserved..." 

Sir Lindor dwelt further on the production, storage and retrieval, and re-use of scientific information 
as a cycle, and stressed that unless there is complete and effective collaboration at all stages of the 
cycle, the usefulness of the work of the scientist, no less than that of the librarian (or information 
specialist), will be diminished. 

The Conference was organized into seven areas for discussion, by panels of specialists, of some 
75 papers distributed in a volume of preprints before the conference. The areas were: (1) Literature 
and reference needs of scientists; (2) The function and effectiveness of abstracting and indexing ser- 
vices; (3) Effectiveness of monographs, compendia, and specialized centers: Present trends and new 
and proposed techniques and types of services; (4) Organization of information for storage and searcii: 
comparative characteristics of existing systems; (5) Organization of information for storage and retro- 
spective search: intellectual problems and equipment considerations in the design of new systems; 

(6) Organization of information for storage and retrospective search: possibility for a general theory; 

(7) Responsibilities of government, professional societies, universities, and industry for improved in- 
formation services and research. 

Mr. Black remarks that the discussions were all conducted as if everyone had read all the papers. 
Unfortunately, he says, the volume of preprints weighed 2.72 kg., and he doubts that many attending the 
conference were able to read the entire volume carefully before coming. This circumstance marred some- 
what the otherwise excellent discussions. "It is somewhat ironic," he adds, "though indicative of the 
problems of scientific information, that the proceedings of a conference which decried the overwhelming 
volume of publication should themselves be so voluminous." 

On Supplements to the 'S.T.C 

Donald G. Wing, in his "Interim Report on the Second 'S.T.C.'" {The Times Literary Supplement, 
November 7), remarks that the time has not yet come for a volume of additional entries supplementing 
his three-volume Short-Title Catalogue of Books 1641-1700. "I hope there will be a continuation of my 
continuation, but it will be done by someone else." 

Several checklists have been published which indicate further library holdings of Wing items and 
also of unrecorded works. The Clark Library staff noted with particular pleasure his judgment: "By far 
the most rewarding supplement was the first to appear—a combination of locations at Huntington, the 
William Andrews Clark Memorial Library, and the private library of the late Godfrey Davies." Here Mr. 
Wing refers to the article by Mary Isabel Fry and Godfrey Davies, "Supplements to the Short-Title Cata- 
logue 1641-1700," in the Huntington Library Quarterly for August 1953. 

36 UCLA Librarian 

Abram Krot on Exhibit at Clark Library 

As its contribution to the observance of Jewish Book Month, the Clark Library has prepared an 
exhibit of engravings and book illustrations by Abram Krol, noted Jewish artist. Born in Poland in 1919, 
Mr. Krol came to France prior to World War II. After many vicissitudes, including service in the Foreign 
Legion, employment as a mechanic, and a narrow escape from the Nazis, he undertook the study of art, 
and is now a leading contemporary French engraver. From its collection of his work, the Library is 
showing, among others. La Creation (1950), L' Apocalypse de Saint Jean (1952), and his magnificent 
Bestiaire (1955). 

Clark Library Seminars 

In recent weeks, seminars held at the Clark Library have included Professor Clinton N. Howard's 
graduate students in British History; Professor Hugh G. Dick's group in Bibliography, from the English 
Department; Professor Robert U. Nelson's students in Music Bibliography; and Father Harold Ryan's 
Bibliography seminar from Loyola University's Department of English. 

Down Here a T-Bird Is an Automobile 

From Vancouver, B.C., the Editor has received the following letter from the Librarian of the Uni- 
versity of British Columbia, prompted by a recent essay on birds in the UCLA Librarian. November 21: 

Anent your ravens and owls, I reckon the University of British Columbia has a bird problem 
that puts the rest of them to flight. The Library is jam packed full of birds, which flock in and 
out, flutter around the entrances, roost in the stacks, and alight on every available table and 
chair. They are diurnal and nocturnal, native and migrant, here winter and summer. Though 
they multiply rapidly every year, nobody thinks seriously of shutting them out; instead, the Uni- 
versity is building a big new wing of the Library to hold them. In the mass one finds some 
larks, loons, grouse, crows, gulls, and jays (no jayhawkers noted), but they all call themselves 
Thunderbirds (after a totemic symbol), especially when they play football— as they say, the 
University is "strictly for the Birds." 


Neal Harlow 

Summer Librorianship Courses at Berkeley 

Three visiting faculty members, complementing the resident staff, will offer courses in the two 1959 
summer sessions at the School of Librarianship at Berkeley, June 18 to July 28 and July 30 to September 
9. Dean Danton announces that in the first session Mrs. Mae Durham, Children's Librarian at San Fran- 
cisco State College, will give the regular course in Library Work with Children, and Mr. Robert G. 
Sumpter, Librarian of Capuchino High School, San Bruno, will give the course in School Library Admin- 
istration. Also, in the first session. Associate Professors Anne Ethelyn Markley and Fredric J. Mosher 
will offer, respectively. Introduction to Cataloging and Classification, and the second semester course. 
Reference and Government Publications. 

In the second session. Miss Sarah K. Vann, Assistant Professor in the Carnegie Institute of Tech- 
nology Library School, will give courses on the Development of the Book and Special Problems in Class- 
ification and Cataloging. Assistant Professor Ray E. Held will conduct the courses. Introduction to 
Librarianship, and College and University Library Administration. Completing the program of the second 
session. Professor LeRoy C. Merritt will give a course on Reading and Reading Interests. 

December 19, 1958 37 

Austrian Reichsrat Transcripts Are Acquired 

The Stenographic Protocols (transcripts) of the Austrian Reichsrat from 1861 through 1918 have 
recently been acquired by the Library. Through the purchase of this collection of almost 500 volumes we 
have become a major repository of source material relating to the political history of Centeral Europe 
(luring the long reign of Franz-Josef I. Included are the debates concerning the nationality problem, the 
expansion toward the East, the growth of the Socialist parties (Christian and Marxian), and much mater- 
ial on the rise of new financial and economic concepts within the many nations and provinces that 
comprised the Austro-Hungarian empire. 

Not to be Missed 

The Special Book Censorship Issue of the Antiquarian Bookman, December 1, provides a handy 
anthology of news and comment on the subject of books and censors. " About once a year," says Sol. 
Malkin, Editor and Publisher, "We try to devote a special issue of AB to the problems on censorship. 
We start at the beginning of the year, put aside pertinent clippings in a special Censor file, and then 
at the end of the year try to find trends and make sense out of the accumulated material. But this year 
the single Censor file has swollen to an entire shelf, and it would take many full issues of AB for even 
the most cursory summary..." 

Discouraging as this finding is, the issue will repay careful reading by librarians who are trying 
to keep informed about this problem which Mr. Malkin believes "may soon become the prime problem of 
the book world." Of particular interest to librarians in California is a resume of Marjorie Fiske's 
report on the recently completed study of censorship in California public libraries, sponsored by the 
School of Librarianship on the Berkeley campus. There are also some pertinent comments and refer- 
ences on age-old attempts to define "obscenity"— which, Mr. Malkin observes, always "end in egregious 

Party Today 

The Staff Room is the place, 2:30 to 4:30 this afternoon is the time, for the Staff Association's 
Christmas party. New staff members will be among the honored guests. Also present, according to 
the Association's press agents, will be the Abominable Snowman, who has been making tracks here and 
there in the Library for the past few days. There will be entertainment and refreshments in staggering 

Next Issue January 9 

Publication of the next issue of the UCLA Librarian will be delayed one week, until January 9, 
because of irregularities in working schedules during the holiday season. 

UCLA Librarian is issued every other Friday by the Librarian's Office. Editor: Everett Moore. 
Assistant Editor: James R. Cox. Contributors to this issue: Page Ackerman, Donald Black, William 
Conway, Edna C. Davis, Anthony Greco, Margaret Gustafson, Shirley Hood, Claude E. Jones (Associate 
Professor of English), Martin A. Reif, Ilelene Schimansky, Johanna Tallman, Brooke Whiting, Florence 
Williams, Renee Williams. 




Volume 12, Number 7 

January 9, 1959 

From the Librarian 

It is good to commence the New Year with the following news story prepared by the University's 
Office of Public Information: 

A graduate School of Librarianship will be opened at UCLA in the fall of 1960, Chancellor 
Raymond B. Allen has announced. 

The University Regents recently approved the creation of the new school in order to meet 
this area's present and anticipated needs for professional librarians," Chancellor Allen said. 

Their decision was based upon a thorougii study of the shortage of trained librarians, 
after consultation with directors of the existing library schools, and upon the recommendation 
of library educators, school and public library groups, and similar organizations elsewhere in 
the Southwest." 

A one-year graduate program leading to a Master of Library Science degree will be offered, 
and a maximum of fifty students will be accepted for the first year. 

Chancellor Allen said the School of Librarianship's dean and associate dean will be 
appointed on July 1. Its faculty, he said, will be recruited in part from practicing members of 
the library profession. 

(Other library schnols in (California are at the Universitv of (iaiifornia, Berkeley, the Uni- 
versity of Southern California. San Jose .Stale College, and linniaiulate Heart (iollej^e in Los 

Dr. Lawrence Clark Powell, librarian of tiie UCLA Library and one of the new school's 
-pioneer planners, said the School of Librarianship will be temporarily located in the campus's 
main library building. When the projected North Campus Library Building is erected the School 
of Librarianship will be given permanent quarters there. 

Dt. Powell pointed out that the Regents' action followed a continuing study that began 
in 1930 when the City of Los Angeles queried UCLA about taking over the library school of 
the Los Angeles Public Library. 

In announcing the Regents' decision, Chancellor Allen said, "The aim of the new school 
is to fill present unmet needs. Its curriculum and enrollment policy will be designed to recruit 
students from new sources by drawing upon the large potential supply of students at UCLA, 
and not to attract prospective students away from existing schools. 

40 UCI^A lAhrariim 

"IKiLA \m\s the essential resources for the developTiicnt of a first-rate lihrarv scliool. 
It lias an extensive library system wliicli can serve as a laboratory for student courses and an 
excellent library staff to bolster tlie instructional faculty wliicli will be created to staff the 
library school." 

I3r. Powell, a long-time critic of library schools which stress mechanical "housekeeping" 
techniques over a knowledge and understanding of books, said the new school will teach li- 
brartanship as "a humane and rewarding profession, dedicated to the bringing together of books 
and people." 

The basic objective of the School of Librarianship, Dr. Powell said, is the training of 
librarians who are: 

(1) Concerned with the contents of books and the needs of their patrons; 

(2) Aware of their responsibilities as guardians of man's right to read all books; 

(3) Equipped with the professional skills necessary to fulfill their responsibility. 

Personnel Notes 

]une Kostyk has been appointed Librarian II in the Kngineering Library, to replace fOverett Wallace 
as Reference Librarian. A graduate of Youngstown University and IJrexel Institute School of I^ibrary 
Science, Miss Kostyk holds a Master's degree in Education from the University of Florida, where she 
has been a reference librarian since lOfiS. Her professional experience also includes five years as Cir- 
culation Librarian at Montana State College. 

Terry Fukunaga, who has been working part-time in the Catalog Department as a Typist-Clerk, since 
1955, has been reclassified to Senior Library Assistant to accept a full-time position in the department. 
She received her B.S. from UCLA in June 1^58. 

Ilesignations have been received from Marion S. I^avis, Senior Typist Clerk in the Catalog Depart- 
ment; and Mrs. Virginia A. Hannah, Senior Library Assistant in the Music Jjibrary, to move to Long Beach, 
where her husband has accepted a position. 


Cyril ihrch, Professor of Chinese at the School of Oriental and African Studies at the University of 
London, who is doing research on the study of modern Chinese poetry, visited the Oriental Library on 
December 12. 

Visitors to the Chemistry Library on December 10 and 17 were Dr. II. Cohtiid Khorana, Research 
Director of the Chemistry Division, British Columbia Research Council, Vancouver, and Dr. E. Margoliash. 
Lecturer from The Hebrew University, Jerusalem, both of whom participated in Chemistry Department 

Mr. and Mrs. Everett Gordon Hager, of San Pedro, who visited the Department of Special Collections 
on December 17, are collecting material for research on San Pedro. 

Edwin Hates, Manager of the Los Angeles office of the United States Department of Commerce 
Field Services, visited the Library on December 19 to confer with Gordon Williams, Louise Darling, 
Hilda Gray, Lverett Moore, and Johanna Tallman about proposals to establish a depository on this campus 
for technological reports released through the Office of Technical Services. 

Allan Nevins, Professor of History, Lmeritus, at (Columbia University, and now at the Huntington 
Library, toured the Library with Gordon Williams on December 22. 

January 9, 1959 41 

Three Books 

November and December saw the publication of three books by Mr. Powell, one in Cleveland and 
New York, and two in Los Angeles. A Passion for Books (World Publishing Company) is a collection of 
essays on reading, collecting, and librarianship, opening with "My Favorite Four-Letter Word; or How 
I Feel About the B— k," closing with "Through the Burning Glass," and including in-between some of the 
Librarian s considered opinions about education for librarianship which have a curious timeliness right 
now. Early reviews and comments express pleasure over the book's excellent format as well as for the 
content of the essays. 

The tAalibu, co-authored with W.W. Robinson and published by Dawson's Book Shop in a limited 
edition of 320 copies (86 pages for $20), will soon be a collector's item. It has been designed and 
printed by Saul and Lillian Marks at the Plantin Press. Mrs. Irene Robinson made the beautiful drawings 
of the coast and of some of the birds, animals, moUusks, and crustaceans who live there. Mr. Robinson 
wrote Part I, " Rancho Topanga Malibu Sequit: An Historical Approach." Mr. Powell's Part II is en- 
titled "Personal Considerations: Essays." 

Libros Californianos, or. Five Feet of California Books, by Phil Townsend Hannn, first published 
by Jake Zeitlin and printed by Ward Ritchie in 1931, has now been revised and enlarged by Mr. Powell. 
The new edition of 1,000 copies has been published by Zeitlin & Ver Brugge and printed by Anderson, 
Ritchie, & Simon. It includes a new list by Glen Dayvson and Warren R. Howell, a list by Mr. Powell of 
the twenty-five most important books published since 1931, and an index. 


"The Way It Sounds," by Mr. Powell, has been reprinted in the January issue of Best Articles and 
Stories, from the Southwest Review. 

Choice Gifts for the Library 

Two important gifts have recently been received by the Library for the Department of Special Col- 
lections. Robert Sisk, motion picture and television producer of Los Angeles, creator of "The Life and 
Legend of Wyatt Erp" and "The Californian" for ABC- TV, has presented the Library with a number of 
books, including the first edition, first issue of Whitman's Leaves of Grass (1855) in very fine condition; 
Hardy's The Dynasts, London, 1903-8; a group of Hardy first editions, presented and signed by him; and 
the Albrecht D'lirer book on drawing with a compass (Nuremberg, 1525). 

Miss Bertha Marshall, formerly head of the Adult Education Department of the Los Angeles Public 
Library, has presented first editions of Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice (1813); Lamb's Last Essays 
of Elia (1833), inscribed to William Hazlitt the younger by the author; Arnold Bennett's The Old Wives' 
Tale (1908); a large collection of James Stephens, including numerous pieces of ephemera; and about 
seventy-five additional first editions of modern authors. 

Exhibit at CU Celebrates Gifts 

For a Christmas Exhibition of books and manuscripts presented to the University at Berkeley during 
the year 1958, the General Library on that campus has issued a handlist handsomely printed by Lawton 
Kennedy, printer of San Francisco. Included in the exhibition are a 1678 edition of poems by Anne 
Bradstreet, the typescript of Gelett Burgess's Polarity: or, The Affected Quadratic (1890), two autograph 
letters of Samuel Langhorne Clemens, a manuscript notebook of D.H. Lawrence's containing unpublished 
material, a manuscript diary of David Jackson Staples written during his overland trip to California in 
1849, and musical manuscripts of the fourteenth and eighteenth centuries. 

42 UCLA Librarian 

"The Fetish of the Book" 

The Winter issue of Sci-Tech News (The Official Bulletin of the Science-Technology Division, 
Special Libraries Association) features an exchange of correspondence between Gordon E. Randall, 
editor, and Mr. Powell. The letters were occasioned by the lead editorial in the same issue, "The 
Fetish of the Book," which concludes: "A book should not be enshrined because it is a book." It de- 
serves approbation "Not for itself but for what it conveys. This is true whether the 'tool of communi- 
cation' is a book in priceless binding, a typewritten report, an IBM card, or a piece of film . . . let us 
not make a talisman of the book to the detriment of the report, the journal or microcopy." 

Mr. Powell, invited to submit an article in reply, limited his rejoinder to a letter, in which he de- 
plores "the flight into specialization, the taking off for the frontiers, and the speaking of dialects, which 
leaves the citadel unguarded and the mother tongue unpracticed. Books are our best commodity be- 

cause a good book is timeless and translatable and speaks with an undying voice. A technical report 
is to a book as the leaf is to the tree. Books are to read and to talk about because they are all of man- 
head, heart, and soul. Technical reports can change the world, and have, witness those of Lawrence, 
Teller and Oppenheimer, but when they are classified and unspeakable, what then? One can talk about 
only their housekeeping problems and housekeeping, I say, is better done than talked about." 

From the Bibliomailbcg 

The United States Post Office delivered to UCLA a letter addressed to "The Principal, Harward 
College Library, University of California, U.S.A.," from the Associated Newspapers of Ceylon, Ltd., 
Colombo, asking for settlement of an account with the Lake House Bookshop for Rs. 20/34. It has been 
forwarded hopefully to HCL, Cambridge, Mass. 

The Technical Library of the Army Rocket and Guided Missile Agency of Redstone Arsenal, Ala- 
bama, which is "authorized to receive all types of classified materials per listing in Department of 
Defense Guided Missile and Combustion Rese<irch District Lists and jAN\K Solid Propellent Mailing 
List..." has requested one copy (gratis) of Knou Your Library. One copy of request form has been re- 
turned with copy of KYL "as acknowledgement and /or status report to Commander, ARGMA." 

Contributors to LJ 

Edna C. Davis and Betty Rosenberg have an article in the January 1 Library Journal on the Clark 
Library, "UCLA's Laboratory for Humanists," nicely illustrated with pictures from Report of the 
Second Decade, 1943-35. 

Robert Fessenden has contributed a review, to the same issue, of James J. Grant's More Single- 
Shot Rifles (New York, 1958), and also had one in the December 15 issue on The Gun Collector's Hand- 
book of Values (4th edition, New York, 1958). 

The Australian Encyclopaedia, an important new national encyclopedia in ten volumes (Sydney and 
East Lansing, Michigan, 1958) has been reviewed in L] for January 1 by Everett Moore. He will also 
contribute a longer review of the same work of L/'s Reference issue, March 1. 

Fellowships for Children's and School Librarians 

Two fellowships of SIOOO each for students preparing for work with children or youth in the public 
school or public library systems in California have again been made available for the academic year 
1959-60 by the California Congress of Parents and Teachers. While the recipients of the awards need 
not be California residents, the successful applicants must agree to spend two years following graduation 
working with children in California libraries. 

January 9, 1959 43 

One fellowship is offered tliroufjii each of the two accredited library schools in the Stale —the School 
of I .il)rariarihlii|i on the |{frkele\ campus, and the School of l.ilirar\ Science at tiie I'niversitv of Southern 
(.alifornia. Interested candidates shmild uiilc for ,ippin.atii)ii liianl^s and tietaili-il .uiriiissioii rfijuire- 
rr.ents to the lihrarN school they prefer. 

The announcement of the fellowships was made jointly by J. Periam Danton. Dean of the School at 
Berkeley, and Martha Boaz, Dean of the USC School. 


A six-ring show will be presented by the American Institute of Graphic Arts at the Statler-Hilton 
Hotel from January 19 to 24. Advance announcements say that this exhibit— called "Printasia: A Sym- 
phony of Fine Printing!" —will offer the best in visual communication: "even more dramatic, more color- 
ful and more educational than ever before." Its six parts will be: 1. Design and Printing for Commerce 
for 1958; 2. 50 Best Advertisements for 1958; 3. Children's Book Show; 4. Annual Text Book Show; 
5. The 50 Books of the Year 1957; and 6. Graphics in Packaging. The gentleman from Madison Avenue 
and/or Sunset Boulevard who sent out the announcement referred to number 6 (Graphics in Packaging) as 
"an attraction as NEW as a lunar probe In outer space . . . what the experts did to make people buy." 

The 50 Books part of the show has of course already been shown in libraries and galleries through- 
out the country, without the side effects. 

(P.S. The local folks promoting National Printing Week here (January 11-17) have selected as their 
queen the Hollywood actress Eve Bernard, "a redhead type much admired by printers." Miss Lasting 
Impression, as she will be known, was chosen, thev report, "because she is loaded with fine serifs and 
other elements of visual perception.") 

BM Appointment is Cheered 

The appointment of F.C. Francis as Director of the British Museum, succeeding Sir Thomas Kendrick, 
is being enthusiastically hailed by the library world. Mr. Francis has been Keeper of the Department 
of Printed Books at the British Museum, and has served the Museum for thirty years in various capacities. 
In recent years he has been president of Aslib (Association of Special Libraries and Information Bureaux), 
chairman of the Academic Libraries Section of the International Federation of Library Associations, 
chairman of the Executive Committee of the Library Association, chairman of the Council of British 
National Bibliography, and chairman of the United Nations' International Committee of Library Experts— 
to name only a part of his special offices. Through his editorships and writing, Mr. Francis has become 
one of the best-known library leaders in the world. 

"The lions and the unicorns, who roam Bloomsbury, roar approval," writes David C. Mearns in the 
Library of Congress Information Bulletin; "on Capitol Hill an eagle dips a wing in tribute; from some 
Elysium, Jerome, Patron Saint of Librarians, pronounces benediction; the shade of Tony Panizzi grows 
strangely satisfied; Carlyle's ghost is cured of headache; literates everywhere rejoice: Frank Chalton 
Francis has been named Director of the British Museum." 

Mr. Francis recently said in his presidential address to Aslib, "It is my hope that in the course of 
the next few years we shall be able to lay the foundation of a new library service which will put the 
British Museum, in the modern world, in the place it occupied in the world at the end of the nineteenth 
and the beginning of the twentieth century... 1 have alvyays felt proud to belong to the British Museum. 
After all it did not gain its reputation for nothing. I have equally felt that I wanted it to play in the 
modern world the outstanding role it played in the nineteenth century, not for self-glorification but be- 
cause I think the country needs it." 

44 UCLA Librarian 

Many will recall Mr. Francis's visit to us in January 1954, when he talked informally to members 
of the staff. Several of our staff have had the special pleasure of being cordially received by him in the 
British Museum and guided personally around the Library. Re can join Mr. Mearns in saying that "To 
his new office he brings the admiration and affection of his colleagues everywhere." 

Guilty at LC 

David C. Mearns (whom we have quoted above), who is Assistant Librarian for the American Collec- 
tions and Chief of tlie Manuscript Division, and also an eminent Lincoln scholar, was brought to trial, 
on liis fortieth anniversarv of service at L(!, b) some of his past and prtsent colleagues, on a number of 
charges. Included was one that he "consistently contrived to insinuate himself insidiously into the 
affections and esteem of his colleagues." Verner \V. Clapp returned to LC to be the principal witness 
for the prosecution by presenting the "DCM story up to now." Defense attorney Quincy Mumford, however, 
argued that "Mr. Mearns did not come here for affection but for money," and elicited testimony that his 
first employment with the Library—in 1918— brought him $360. 

The accused said cf himself, in an address entitled "The Forty Years of Musa Mearns," that "On 
one of my ten thousand days, I discovered the universal law that a library to be great must possess great 
books and great hearts to open them. It is this that gives me such profound satisfaction in the progress 
of my children. There are literally hundreds of them and they seem to be doing very well..." He was 
found guilty, as charged, and was sentenced to "forty more, years in the Library of Congress." The Li- 
brarian of Congress them presented him with a Distinguished Service Award and forty Lincoln pennies. 

The trial is described in greater detail in the LC Information Bulletin for December 15. 


We note with approval the passing of CU News's clarion motto that "Reading Improves the Mind." 
A reporter for that paper, identified only as D.C., says the ornament has been killed because he feels 
the injunction may have harmed the unsophisticated, or might even be turned against the simple employer. 
We approve the murder because, although we have not seen the replacement ornament, we assume it will 
read: "Warning! Reading is dangerous to the unsophisticated and harmful to simple employers." Our 
experience with perverse humans is that this will likely be a greater encouragement to reading than any 
statement to the contrary. In fact, we wish we had thought of it first. That D.C. fellow is obviously 
neither unsophisticated nor simple, and must have been sneaking a little reading in on the side himself. 


It's Not In the 'Times'! (Or, The 'Times' Isn't In?) 

The Library encountered a rather special problem last month in trying to explain the New York 
newspaper strike to some of its readers. There is a well-known hard core of readers of the New York 
Times who not only read that paper faithfully, wherever they may be, but who also cannot be concerned 
with any other paper whatsoever. These folk were therefore more than a little annoyed when their paper 
was not to be had at the Periodicals Desk during the period of the strike. Some showed themselves 
also to be among the nation's most poorly-informed citizens, for apparently neither radio nor TV occur- 
red to them as sources even of the most rudimentary news, such as about who was striking whom. 

As recently as the day the strike was to end (according to secret information received on the West 
Coast), a frustrated graduate student in political science, trying to find out the results of an election in 
Niger, in French West Africa, on December 14 (Keesing's not in yet; not in Facts on File), betrayed the 
fact that he thought the Times had been coming out all along— that there was some difficulty about 
delivery out here. 

January 9, 1959 45 

Such readers, completely dependent on their justlv beloved Times, could not believe there really 
had been such a strike—because they had not read it in the Timesl One of our people in Periodicals 
felt this showed a touching faith, beautiful in its simplicity; and he thought also tiiat such faith could 
sometimes shelter folks from some of the unpleasant, but useful, facts of life. 

Putting It Mildly 

The Hoover Institution Staff Bulletin has kindh' granted us permission to reproduce the following 
account of a visit to the Hoover Institution by a Russian journalist, B.N. Polevoi. It appreared in 
Amenkanskie Dnevniki, his report on his visit to the United States. The excerpt was translated by 
Nucia Lodge, of the Hoover staff: 

"We saw much that was interesting, and especially the Hoover Library of Stanford University. This 
is a unique institution about which we had heard before our arrival. We were told its history- Herbert 
Hoover had studied here some time ago. After the first World War he decided to build the university a 
library devoted to the study of problems of war, peace, and revolution. While traveling after the war 
over the devastated and impoverished Europe, he began to acquire, by hook or crook, rare books and 
precious manuscripts for the library. At present this subject library is one of the most complete. It is 
housed in a well-equipped building with a windowless tower in the center. 

Naturally we were unanimous in our wish to visit the Russian Department. We were taken up in a 
steel closed self-service elevator to the eleventh floor of the tower and found ourselves in a unique 
library. We were well aware of the reactionary aims, to put it mildly, of this institution. But one had 
to admit the fine organization of the library. Its holdings are very extensive. Here one could find a file 
of any Russian or Soviet newspaper from the day of its founding. Here one could also find a very cur- 
ious collection— all the white guard and white emigre publications and newspapers, published in the 
armies of Denikin, Wrangel, Kolchak, and even a wretched leaflet which was issued in the ranks of 
Makhno. All this is cataloged by subject and so placed on the shelves that any reference could be found 
in less than a minute. 

"For example, we expressed an interest in the history section, and we were led to shelves of books 
where we found all the famous books on history from Istoriia Gosudarstva Rossiiskago, by Karamzin to 
the most recent textbook by Pankratova. Here too was a great mass of manuscripts and rare books, 
published in Europe: memoirs, statistical volumes, protocols, secret and non-secret notes of ambassa- 
dors, also a complete set of the stenographic minutes of the sessions of the State Council and of the 
State Duma, bought at a bargain from emigrants or acquired in various ways in France, England, and 

"After spending two hours with the members of the Institution, discussing various phases of our 
life and answering numerous questions, we expressed our wish, in conclusion, that in studying our his- 
tory they appraise the facts of Soviet life objectively. We then went to the football game." 

First Scientific Journal in Microform 

An experiment in the publication of a scientific journal exclusively in microform is to be conducted 
during the next three years by the American Institute of Biological Sciences, Washington, D. C, with the 
assistance of grants from the Council on Library Resources and the National Science Foundation. The 
journal which will be the subject of the experiment is Wildlife Disease, the official publication of the 
Wildlife Disease Association, an international organization with a current membership of approximately 
300, concerned with the parasites, diseases, physiology and other factors relating to the health and sur- 
vival of wild animals, both in nature and captivity, and with the indirect relations of such factors to 
domestic animals and man. The journal will commence publication as a quarterly this month. 

46 LCLA Librarian 

Tlie purpose of the experiment is to explore a number of unknowns with respect to the application 
of the microtext techniques to the publication of the results of research~(a) whether a small specialist 
group, unable to support the cost of a journal in letterpress, can do so with the use of microform; (b) 
whether a journal in microform will serve the purpose of scientific communication in terms of author, 
reader, and library reaction; (c) whether use of this technique will assist in expediting the publication 
of the results of research; (d) whether— by reducing the cost of publication— this form of publication 
will require less abridgement of important data than has become necessary with scientific journals gen- 
erally; (e) whether the technique of photographic reproduction which will be employed will lend itself 
to superior presentation of photographic data over half-tone reproduction; and (f) what optima can be 
found in terms of microtext medium, page-size and arrangement and other details of format, etc. 

The journal will be published on five by three inch Microcards to be manufactiu-ed and supplied bv 
the Microcard Corporation of West Salem, Wisconsin, each quarterly issue comprising approximately four 
cards, tlach card will contain a single article of up to forty-seven pages in microtext, but will bear in 
full-size type the citation of author, title and issue-number. A leaflet in full-size type will accompany 
each issue, containing abstracts of the articles. These abstracts will be reported to Biological Ab- 
stracts, and it is anticipated, in consequence, that the leaflets will not need to be retained permanently. 

Althea Warren and Guest 

This writer had the good fortune to meet Althea Warren for the first time in the company of a great 
British librarian, Lionel McColvin. It was at UCLA, on a Saturday morning in 1947, when, working at 
his desk in an off-hours sports shirt, he discovered Miss Warren at the door. She introduced herself, 
and asked if she might introduce a friend. Knowing a good deal about her, of course, he realized he did 
not have to apologize for his getup. Nor did Mr. McColvin seem to require an explanation. All were 
immediately at ease. 

Mr. McColvin, returning. from Australia where he had surveyed their public libraries, had stopped in 
Los Angeles for a few days, before proceeding to London. Miss Warren was showing him about town, 
and included the University and Clark Libraries on her tour. For the writer, the occasion offered a rare 
opportunity to become acquainted with this great person from downtown as well as to meet her distin- 
guished guest. 

Mr. Powell has written the following note about Miss Warren's death, last month. — The Editor. 
In Memoriam, Althea Warren 

Althea Warren died on December 19 after a gallant fight against cancer. Her career as city librarian 
of San Diego and then of Los Angeles, culminating in her presidency of the American Library Associa- 
tion, is a matter of historical record. What often eludes the record is the special quality of a person 
which creates the career. In Althea Warren this was enthusiasm that transformed the atmosphere wher- 
ever she was. Compounded of smile, voice, touch of hand, plus the mysterious chemical state we call 
personality, her enthusiasm was irresistible. 

I know. Because of it, I am a librarian. It goes back to 1935 when I was a bookseller on Sixth 
Street, with the Public Library on my beat. One day the order librarian, Albert C. Read, said to me, 
when I had finished showing him the contents of my book bag, 

"You ought to be buying, not selling. Have you ever thought of going into liiirary work?" 

"Never!" was my firm reply. 

January 9, 1959 47 

Whereupon he marched me into the next room and left me with his boss. I never had a chance. From 
her desk drawer Miss Warren produced library school literature, and from herself the pronouncement that 
I should make university library work mv field. She reviewed the roster of university and college head 
librarians in (laiifornia, cunningly noting their ages. I protested that 1 had no a<lministrative ambition. 
All I wanted was a steady job in books. 193.^ was not a very prosperous year. 

A couple of yt'ius later, with iriv library degree', 1 stood again in Miss Warren's office, .isking for a 
job. I had been unable to get an academic library pojit. .She stood bv me, though she still insisteil 1 
belonged iu the university field, and for part of a year 1 worked in llie Main l.ibrarN and branches of the 
Los Angeles Public Library. 

Here again it was Althea Warren's enthusiasm that vivified our relationship. As a bookseller 1 had 
dressed windows for Jake Zeitlin, and so Miss Warren had me do several Main Library exhibits: Printers 
of Los Angeles, the Books of John Steinbeck, and the Manuscripts of D.H. Lawrence; and she lent the 
Library imprint for a catalog of the latter. She was naturally literary and bookish and humane, and from 
her I formed my ideal that this is the way librarians should be. She was also forthright and courageous, 
and a bulwark against the forces of fear and prejudice that constantly threaten a public library. 

When in 1938 I finally gained a foothold at UCLA, I went with Althea Warren's belief and blessing. 
This is what all young librarians need, and it is more teachers like Althea Warren that the library schools 
need. USC was fortunate to have had her on its faculty after her retirement in 1946 from the Public Li- 

Last summer we sent Miss Warren the account of our trip abroad. It evoked a characteristic response 
which said in part, "In Ottawa in 1950 I bought two dozen woollen squirrels to give all the children of 
friends, and when the expressman delivered them, he said, 'Here is your nut-cracker suite. 

Martha Boaz, dean of the USC Library School, who was devoted to Althea Warren to the end, tells 
me that they will perpetuate her memory with a scholarship. Althea Warren was one of our great public 
librarians, remembered gratefully by many to whose lives she gave direction and meaning. 


UCLA Librarian is issued every other FViday by the Librarian's Office. Editor: Everett Moore. 
Assistant Editor: James H. Cox. Contributors to this issue: Page Ackerman, Lve Dolbee, Man-IIing 
Mok, Brooke Whiting, Florence Williams, Gordon Williams, Hiciiard Zumwinkle. 




Volume 12, Number 8 January 23, 1959 

From the Librarian 

Response has been warm and wide to the Library School announcement in the last issue of the 
Librarian. Planning continues, and announcements will be made from time to time. 

Recent talks I have given include the Browning Society of San Francisco and the UCLA Medical 
Students Wives. Taped interviews for radio broadcasts include ones with Rex Barley of the Mirror-News 
for KFI, with an ASUCLA interviewer for KHj's campus program, with David Magee of San Francisco for 
KPFA in Berkeley. 

Planning for the Fifth Clark Library Invitational Seminar to be held this summer began with a meet- 
ing in my office of Professors Dick, Ewing, Phillips, Swedenberg, and myself. Papers of last year's 
Seminar, read by Leon Howard and Louis B. Wright, are due shortly from the University Press. 

Mr. Williams, Mr. Moore, Miss Norton, and I will be in Chicago next week to attend the Midwinter 
meeting of the American Library Association. 

In Dean Wilson's absence in Turkey I am happy to announce Gladys Coryell Graham's added appoint- 
ment as Lecturer in Education, an academic recognition of the esteem in which she is held by the faculty 
of the School. 


Personnel Notes 

Nancy Jean Masterson has returned to the College l^ibrary as a Senior Library Assistant, after a 
two-year absence. She has been working in the Yokohama Post Library in Japan, under the Army Library 

Frederick P. Meader, a new Senior Library Assistant in the Catalog Department, received his B.A. 
from Baker University, in Kansas, in 1953, has been a graduate student at Boston University, and has 
taught in the Humboldt County Schools in Eureka. 

Michael A. Bearing has accepted a position as Laboratory Helper in the Library Photographic Ser- 


Mrs. Norma Carolyn Glaesner, new Typist Clerk in the Order Section of the Acquisitions Depart- 
ment, has previously worked in Charleston, South Carolina. 

Resignations have been received from Joan A. Bailey, Secretary-Stenographer, Acquisitions Depart- 
ment, to return to Connecticut, and Marilyn Arnold, Senior Library Assistant, Department of Special Col- 
lections, to study in New York City. 

50 UCLA Librarian 


Robert 0. Dougan. Librarian of the Huntington Library, Hester Black, of Dublin, and now in the 
Catalog Department of the University of Kansas Library, and Barbara G. Sawyer, secretary to Mr. Dougan, 
were visitors in the Department of Special Collections on December 31. 

Richard A. Davis. Chief of the Translation Center of the John Crerar Library, Chicago, was given 
a tour of the Library by Gordon Williams on January 5. 

Yutaka Kobayashi, Chief of the Investigation Section of the Japan Information Center of Science 
and Technology, in Tokyo, visited the Library on January 6, with James Hancock, of the School of 
International Relations at the University of Southern California. Mr. Kobayashi, a graduate of the first 
Library School class at Keio University, has been visiting libraries and technological establishments 
in the United States under the Foreign Leader Program, and attended the International Conference 
on Scientific Information at Washington, D.C., in November. He conferred here with Miss Gray, in the 
Government Publications Room, and with Mrs. Tallman, in the Engineering Library. 

Mrs. R.B. (Louise) Lamb and her two children, Debbie and Robbie, were Library visitors on Janu- 
ary 7. Mrs. Lamb, who several years ago was a member of the Catalog Department, is now living in 
Chatsworth, and he husband teaches in the oeography Department of the San Fernando Valley Junior 

Ronald V. Glens, of the University of Idaho Library, Moscow, visited the Department of Special 
Collections on January 12 to study procedures and techniques. 

Exhibit of Murman Botanical Prints 

Water-color studies of the wild flowers of California, by Eugene Murman, and hand-painted botanical 
illustrations in books from the Agriculture Library are now on exhibit in the Main Library. Mr. Murman, 
a Russian-born naturalist, has made a lifetime study of flora and fauna of California. Since his retire- 
ment as a designer for W. & J. Sloane, eighteen years ago, he has been devoting himself to the making 
of these prints, more than 300 of which the Library has acquired for the Department of Special Collec- 

The case in the foyer contains a portrait and other information about Mr. Murman. His prints are 
shown in the Exhibit Room. Marian Engelke, Dora Gerard, and Anthony Greco cooperated in planning 
the exhibit. 

W.W. Robinson Bibliography 

First in a series of bibliographies of Westerner writers to be published in The Branding Iron of the 
Los Angeles Corral of the Westerners is one of W.W. Robinson, in the December 1958 issue. Listed 
among his writings on California history are his well-known books Ranchos Become Cities (1939), What 
They Say About the Angels (1942), Land m California (1948)^and the just-published The Malibu, written 
with Mr. Powell (1958). On their way are The Story of the Southwest Museum (in press). Lawyers of 
Los Angeles (in preparation), Los Angeles from Pueblo Days (also in preparation), and "in extremely 
slow preparation," The Ear of the Governor. 

The noted and admirable county and community histories he has prepared for the Title Insurance 
and Trust Company, the Title Guarantee and Trust Company, and the Pioneer Title Insurance Company 
are listed, and also the twelve books for children on which he and his artist-wife Irene have collaborated. 
Mr. Robinson, a faithful member of the Friends of the UCLA-Library since its founding in 1951, was the 
first president of the organization. 

January 23, 1959 


To Meet the Shah 

Last October John E. Smith, Librarian-on-Leave from the Santa Barbara Public Library (and former 
head of our Acquisitions Department), wrote from Tehran that he had participated in the dedication of the 

University of Tehran's new Literature Building, at which 
the Shah of Iran himself was the guest of honor. This meant 
the presence also the entire diplomatic corps. American 
advisors connected with the University were required to 
wear top hats and tails, and therefore he, Jno Smith, for 
the first time in his life, donned same for the ceremonies. 

News of the event appeared in the Santa Barbara Li- 
brary's bulletin, the Fly-Leaf, in a letter from Mr. Smith, 
and Mr. Powell inquired of the Acting Librarian, that other 
Uclan, L. Kenneth Wilson, if any pictures had been taken 
at the ceremonies. Back to Iran went the query, and back 
to California came a slightly dubious 35mm. slide, from 
which the accompanying grayish picture has been reproduced. 
This, for the record, is the way Library Advisor Smith looks 
when in the presence of His Imperial Highness the Shahin- 
shah. (His companion, he says, is Dr. Hugh G. Loveli, of 
Portland, Oregon, a member of the team at the University; 
formerly a Research Assistant at the Institute of Industrial 
Relations here, and a former poker-playing buddy of Jno's) 

Prediction of Things to Come 

The next Vice President (President-Elect) of the 
Resources and Technical Services Division of the ALA, 
nominations for which have just been announced, will be 
from the University of California. This can be predicted with certainty, because the two candidates are 
Gordon Williams (of Los Angeles and Zelzah) and Melvin J. Voigt (of Berkeley and Copenhagen). The 
nomination of these two apparently resulted from an effort by forces in other parts of the country to set 
brother against brother, campus against campus, and assistant librarian against assistant librarian. 
There will probably be no Lincoln-Douglas type debates during the campaign, for Mr. Voigt is going to 
have to conduct his campaign from Copenhagen, where he is spending the year on a Fulbright grant. 
This is called capturing the Danish vote. Zelzah, however, is expected to go overwhelmingly for 

A new angle to this story has arisen since the nominations were announced. News was received this 
week from Berkeley that Mr. Voigt, though he will return to the University in July, will leave there in the 
fall to assume new duties as professor of library service and director of the Kansas State College Library 
in Manhattan. It is believed that the fact of his being put up for office against his fellow-Californian had 
nothing to do with his decision to accept the new position in Kansas. (Nor is the fact of his leaving 
Berkeley expected to have any effect on the outcome of the election.) 

Dry Run 

A young student who presented a carefully completed call slip to the Periodicals Desk for a 1935 
issue of a Russian journal with three full lines of title was asked if she had checked the catalog to see 
if the volume for that year had been bound. The girl frowned, then smiled, and said, "Well that's all 
right. I'm just practising using the Library." 

52 UCLA Librarian 

Two Great Founders 

From Chancellor Allen has been received for the archives a bound volume of typed and holograph 
letters whose title page reads "Cartas del Dr. Ernest C. Moore al Dr. Ezequiel A. Chavez, Co-fundador 
de la Universidad Nacional de Mexico, 1906-1947," presented to UCLA by Dr. Chavez's daughter Letitia. 
Senor Chavez was a visiting lecturer at UCLA upon several occasions, and Dr. Moore likewise visited 
him in Mexico. Each was a founder, Chavez in 1910, Moore in 1919. 

From the first letter, written from Berkeley when Dr. Moore was on the faculty there, to the last, 
written from his retirement here in Westwood to SeRorita Chavez upon her father's death, these letters 
reveal anew what a great human being was Ernest Carroll Moore— professor at Berkeley, Harvard, and 
Yale, Superintendent of Schools of Los Angeles, President of the Los Angeles State Normal School, 
Director of the Southern Branch, Provost of UCLA, far-seeing, bold, generous, humane, a man who lived 
to see his fondest dream come true. 

A Life and Letters of Ernest Carroll Moore cries to be written. To the rich materials already assem- 
bled in the library, these extraordinary letters to Senor Chavez will be added, awaiting the biographer 
who will eventually make use of them. 

Reproduced herewith is a letter to Senor Chavez which is characteristic of E.C.M.: 

The Plains Hotel 
Cheyenne Wyoming 

Sunday, Nov. 23rd, 1919 

Dear Mr. Chavez: 

You will be surprised to get a letter from this place. It is because I am on my way to 
Lander, Wyoming, to address the State Teachers Association, and Lander is, it seems, almost 
the most difficult place in the world to reach. I have waited here 12 hours today for a train. 
Left Los Angeles on Thursday night and shall not reach my destination until 10 P.M. Monday 
night. It is equally hard to get away from; there is but one train a day. I shall wait there 
12 hours for it, and as it now seems, wait here 24 hours for a train back to Los Angeles. 
When the invitation came to me to come here, I said to Mrs. Moore I think I should decline. 
She said no I think you have a duty to go and help them out. So here I am inwardly protesting 
against the "Stern daughter of the voice of God." 

There are ten thousand things to tell you. Let me select two or three from so rich an 
offering. First, the school over which I have the honor to preside is a part of the University 
of California. The Southern Branch of the University of California, in fact. There are 1250 
students, with 600 little people in addition to that number in the training school. It prospers, 
and bids fair to be a large and powerful college in our day and generation. I expect to show 
it to you one of these days when you come to Los Angeles next. Second, we were able to be 
of some use to the French Army, and the French Government has given me the medal of the 
Society for the Aid of Wounded Soldiers and the Decoration of Air Officer of the Academy, 
whatever that may mean. I am overwhelmed at their generosity. Third, the Southern Section 
of the California Teachers Association, of which for my sins I am president this year, has 
determined to close its Association meeting this year with a three-day Better Community 
Conference. It will come on December 19,20 and 21. I have been busy with the program for 
the past two weeks. It is in good shape now and I am proud of it. I shall send you a copy. 

January 23, 1959 53 

Fourth, I am full of grief over the failure of the League of Nations Covenant in the Senate. 
You know, the United States sometimes disappoints its best lovers. This, 1 fear, is another 
one of the times. I feel, however, that before we get through with this matter the treaty will be 
ratified. It ought to be ratified now; the world cannot wait longer for it. 

I feel that I know nothing of Mexico, and hardly dare trust myself to write to you lest I say 
something which may cause annoyance. I do not feel that our news is reliable or sufficient in 
quantity to tell us anything of you. I cannot picture you to myself for I do not know what your 
daily round of duties is now. I wish you would sketch me a sample day from your busy life. 
This goes to you in time to wish a good Christmas and the best of New Years to Mrs. Chavez, 
the Lady Letitia and yourself, a wish in which Mrs. Moore and Tommy would join were they 


Ernest C. Moore 

Good from Bad 

"In case you have not seen the January issue of the San Quentin library publication I am sending it 
along to you," writes Henry J. Madden, Librarian of Fresno State College, to Mr. Powell. "If Chino 
doesn't do as much for vou, my contention that the area south of the Tehachapi does not know good from 
bad will be further strengthened. Please let me know honestly, if you agree that at least the prisons 
north of the Tehachapi have a higher type of inmate." 

In explanation of such talk, a glance at the San Quentin publication reveals that on page one is a 
review of L.C.P.'s Southwestern Century: A Bibliography of 100 Books (1958). On page two is a review 
of L.C.P.'s Heart of the Southwest: A Selective Bibliography (1955). On page three is a review of 
L.C.P.'s Books V/est Southwest: Essays on Viriters, Their Books, Their Land (1957). Here the reviews 
end and the lists of books begin. Whether the three reviews (all most agreeable) are written by one or 
more of Mr. Madden's "higher type of inmate" to be found north of the Tehachapi is not indicated, but 
whoever is curious may send an inquiry about the initials H.K..S., which appear on each page, to the 
Librarian of San Quentin, Mr. Herman K. Spector, a professional librarian widely known and honored (even 
south of Fresno). 

For Flying Crusoes of the Space Age 

A word of caution to prospective space travelers has been issued by John Lyman, Associate Pro- 
fessor of Psychology and Engineering, and vice president of the Human Factors Society of America. 
Dr. Lyman, who has been interested in space exploration since 1932 and heads the human factors engi- 
neering program at UCLA, says that what we badly need are trained people willing to pursue research 
and laboratory work on the ideas being developed through research. He asks how long a solitary pilot 
can stand isolation without human companionship, and he draws on early American history and an English 
novel for possible clues. 

A familiar figure of the American westward movement, he says, was the lone trapper, who, leaving 
man and his works behind, pushed through the wilderness accompanied only by his dog. Hobinson 
Crusoe's dog, too, served as an excellent companion, and it is entirely possible, concludes Dr. Lyman, 
that man's best friend may prove just that to the flying Crusoe of the space age. 

54 UCLA Librarian 

Our Enthusiastic Press 

Headline in Los Angeles Examiner, January 12: 
UCLA to Offer Library Degree 

And underneath the story in huge letters, boxed, this observation: 
They said it couldn't be done . . . 
They said nobody could do it . . . 

In Review 

Reviewmanship. The art of the literary critic, defined in present stabilized short form as "How to 
be One Up on the Author Without Actually Tampering With the Text," may also be described in somewhat 
more lengthy fashion as being able to show that it is really you yourself who should have written the 
book, if you had had the time, and since you hadn't, you are glad that someone has, although obviously 
it might have been done better. Stephen Potter, author of Gamesmanship and One-Upmanship, has many 
diverting comments of this sort in his latest, Supermanship, in a brief chapter entitled "How Stands 
Reviewmanship Today?" wherein he touches upon the "yes-but" approach for the special subject review, 
the Friend of Literature pose for pitching into poets, particularly good ones, and the give-a-helping-hand- 
to-the-young gambit for reviewing a first novel. 

The Book and Its Rivals. Deterrents to the reading of books may be classed broadly under the head- 
ings of hindrance, indolence, and circumstance. They have existed at all times. To them we should 
now have to add, among other things, the very plenitude of books, the pressures brought to bear upon the 
organization man, the rapidity of travel and the existence of rival communication media. Nevertheless, 
argues John Harley, Librarian of the Paramus, New Jersey, Free Public Library, in "A Defence of the 
Book against Its Contemporary Rivals," Library Association Record, November 1958, the book has no 
parallel as contributor to the reason and intelligence in man's nature which make him unique among the 
inhabitants of the world. It still provides, and in all likelihood will continue to provide for a long time 
to come, more information than is to be found elsewhere. The book is for the man who wishes to live, 
and to be enabled to live, the life of greatest good, the life of reason and awareness which will make 
him most truly himself. 

Library History. If all that interests the young librarian is a bread and butter wage as a technician, 
then there is little in history that he need bother about. He can get through his examinations and carry 
out his duties competently enough at the counter, in the cataloging room, or in the administration office. 
On the other hand, says Professor Raymond Irwin, Director, School of Librarianship, University College, 
London, writing on the subject "Does Library History Matter?" in the Winter issue of the Library Review, 
the gulf between a bare professional existence and a rich life can be surmounted by every true librarian 
if he has the will to seek the richer understanding of his mission in life by exploring the historical 
roots of his profession, roots which are inextricably embedded in the history of scholarship and civili- 
zation. On this common ground, the librarian meets with the origin of every science, every art, and every 
philosophy that man has developed. The librarian is lucky in his profession. Few others give such gen- 
erous opportunities to exchange poverty for true wealth and penury for riches; and, adds Professor Irwin, 
"if anyone imagines I am discussing salary scales, the light is not in him." 

Zola Page Proofs Are Subject of MLN Article 

The Department of Special Collections' page proofs of Le Docteur Pascal by Emile Zola, believed 
to be the only extant page proofs of a Zola novel, form the basis for an article by Professor John C. Lapp 
of the French Department in the December 1958 issue of Modem Language Notes. These heavily cor- 
rected proofs, two of which are reproduced in facsimile in the article, reveal Zola's painstaking revision 
of his work up to the last moment before publication, and, according to Professor Lapp, show a concern 
for style for which Zola is rarely given credit. 

January 23, 1959 55 

Live Delivery Guaranteed 

A few weeks ago the Reference Department received a letter from a gentleman at the Ozark Worm 
Farm, Willow Springs, Missouri, asking if we could send any information or photos of the giant Australian 
earthworm Megascolides australis. The Australian Information Bureau had informed him that specimens 
of this earthworm had been sent to UCLA for scientific study. Members of the Reference staff were asked 
to check their In baskets and desk drawers, and to look behind the books at the Reference Desk. Inter- 
library Loan librarians looked through their Snags. Government Publications gave their mail bags an 
extra shake. 

No giant Australian earthworms were found. 

A quick check of the new Australian Encyclopaedia (10 vols., 1958) revealed that Megascolides 
australis, found in Gippsland, Victoria, grows to a length of up to twelve feet, with a diameter of three- 
quarters of an inch. It seemed unlikely, therefore, that any might be lurking in the Library. But before 
sending the letter onto the Department of Zoology, some of the Ozark Worm Farm's enclosed literature 
was found to make good reading. "The demand for Hybrid Earthworms is growing by leaps and bounds," 
it said, in a broadside headed "How to turn Hybrid Earthworms into Gold!" 

"Who would even think that there was money in raising and selling worms— that it is a business— 
BIG BUSINESS! Yet, the fact remains that untold millions of Earthworms are bought every year! ...But 
like in every business, there are poor products and good products... Hybrid Earthworms are recognized 
as superior, hardier worms..." 

The first thing to do, it suggested, was to bone up on the subject in some of the best books on Worm 
Culture: Our Friend, the Earthworm; Let an Earthworm Be Your Garbage Man; With Tails Vie Win; 
Harnessing the Earthworm; etc. Worms and books should be ordered at once: Live delivery of worms and 
full count guaranteed. 

"...We Might Have Checked Our Subscription List" 

The Editor of the National Review, William F. Buckley, Jr., wrote in the October 25, 1958, issue of 
that magazine of his concern over the resistance of some libraries to National Review, even when sub- 
scriptions are received as gifts. "Sometimes the reasons are plausible. The land is flecked with 
sleepy little towns whose librarians would deem it a breach of faith to expose their patrons to journals 
that talk of sundering universes." At other times, he felt, the reasons seemed implausible, "in fact, 
downright hypocritical and reveal a wish to censor the magazine's point of view." 

That National Review is not indexed in the Reader' s Guide to Periodical Literature was sometimes 
advanced by librarians as a reason for not subscribing, Mr. Buckley said, but although RG revises its 
list of periodicals only about every seven years, he said there are some who feel librarians should be 
ahead of RG. He was reminded of those who said it was perfectly all right for John Jones to join such 
and such an organization, because it was not yet on the Attorney General's list of Communist-dominated 

"There are still others (e.g., to Name Names, the librarian at the University of Illinois) who don't 
bother to make excuses, but exercise their duty to liberal education by rejecting National Review— onl 
of hand. Curiously, these men tend to be open-society cultists; and are most resentful of any reference, 
e.g., in National Review, to the pressures exerted in academic communities toward conformity with the 
Liberal orthodoxy..." 

Robert B. Downs, Dean of Library Administration at Illinois, thereupon wrote a letter to Mr. Buckley, 
in which he pointed out that National Review "is one of a selected group of periodicals placed on open 

56 UCLA Librarian 

shelves in the Main Reading Room of the University of Illinois Library. All students, faculty, and staff 
members have free access to it there... I would be interested to know from what source you received 
the unsubstantiated charge printed in your journal.' 

As requested by Mr. Downs, the magazine published a retraction, and an apology, in its November 22 
issue, stating that the University of Illinois had carried National Review for over two years. "We acted 
in good faith," it said, "on the advice of a student, who wrote in to complain last spring of the unavail- 
ability of the magazine on campus. We had dealt with him before and always he was reliable. Still, we 
might have checked our subscription list." 

The full exchange was published in the December issue of the University of Illinois Library Staff 
Bulletin. For the record, the UCLA Library has subscribed to the National Review since its establish- 
ment in 1955. 


Talk at coffee hours keeps coming around to that pictorial spread in Playboy (January) about 'part- 
time librarian Virginia gordon: special edition in a de luxe binding," discovered by a remarkably percep- 
tive reporter in "an L.A. library." The conclusion reached by the joyfully surprised man is that "there s 
no reason why a librarian can't be as lovely as any other lass, as dewy as a decimal system... and he 
offers the results of her on- and off-duty posing "as an incentive toward reading and education. 


In Desert Voices: A Descriptive Bibliography, by E.I. Edwards (Westernlore Press, 1958), the author 
writes the following acknowledgement: 

"The author has derived both pleasure and benefit from the bibliographical writings of Dr. Lawrence 
Clark Powell. Perhaps no other individual has stimulated so much interest among so many people in the 
reading of good books—and particularly books having to do with our great Southwest. Dr. Powell s re- 
views in Westways, and the several distinguished bibliographies he has personally authored, have in- 
spired and given purpose to the descriptive comment in this volume. 

Late Good News 

The word from Mexico is that Arnulfo D. Trejo, who has been on leave from the Reference Department 
for a year, has been pronounced Doctor en Letras by the University of Mexico, and received a mencion 
honorifica especial" on his examination. Mr. Trejo will be back at the Library on February 2. He and 
his wife and daughter are to leave for Los Angeles today. 

UCLA Librarian is issued every other Friday by the Librarian's Office. Editor: Everett Moore. 
Assistant Editor: James R. Cox. Contributors to this issue: Dora M. Gerard, Anthony Greco, Frances 
J. Kirschenbaum, Paul M. Miles, Lawrence Clark Powell, Helene E. Schimansky, Brooke Whiting, 
Florence Williams. 




Volume 12, Number 9 

February 6, 1959 

From the Librarian 

The Midwinter Conference in Chicago last week was my first ALA meeting since Kansas City sum- 
mer before last. Most of ray waking time was spent in talking with colleagues from everywhere about 
library problems, and library education in particular. Our profession has its share of outspoken individ- 
ualists, and I delighted in hearing such ones as Dorothy Crosland of Georgia Tech, Ralph Ellsworth of 
Colorado, Ralph Shaw of Rutgers, Skip Graham of Louisville, and William Ready of Marquette at an all- 
day meeting of the Association of Research Libraries, held on the University of Chicago campus. Robert 
Vosper of Kansas heard his masterful report on the Farmington Plan discussed and adopted in a meeting 
expeditiously chaired by Executive Secretary William Dix of Princeton. 

Former Uclan H. Richard Archer of Williams College entertained members of the Caxton Club, indu- 
ing Gordon Williams and myself, with a witty account of amateur printing. 

On our library school I received as much ribbing as ribbons and enjoyed both, particularly talk with 
Dean Gjelsness of Michigan who counselled us wisely three years ago. 

As President of the Reference Services Division Everett Moore was one of the busiest delegates, 
with Mr. Williams and Miss Norton on his heels. I accepted appointment on the new ALA Nominating 
Committee and met with incoming Chairman Rutherford Rogers of the Library of Congress and outgoing 
Chairman Lester Asheim of the Graduate Library School. Suggestions will be welcome between now and 
the Washington Conference in June. 

One of the best reunions was with Seymour Lubetzky of the Library of Congress, with whom, twenty- 
one years ago this month, I began as a junior in the Acquisitions Department of this library, and we re- 
called those poor-good old days with mixed feelings. 

(continued on page 62) 

Personnel Notes 

Mrs. Mary E. Gough has joined the staff of the Serials Section of the Acquisitions Department as a 
Senior Library Assistant. Mrs. Gough's most recent employment was with the Brentwood Branch of the 
Los Angeles Public Library. 

Dianne Opatow has accepted the position of Senior Library Assistant in the Catalog Department. 
Miss Opatow attended Temple University in Philadelphia and her last position was with the Misericordia 
Hospital in New York City. 

58 UCLA Librarian 

Janet Eamshaw, formerly a student assistant in the College Library, has accepted a full-time posi- 
tion as Senior Library Assistant in the Geology Library. ]ay H. Foreman and Ann Pritchard, both former 
student assistants, have joined the full-time staff of the Circulation Department as Senior Library Assist- 
ants. All three are January graduates of UCLA. 

The following reclassifications have been approved: Edwin H. Kaye, Reference Librarian, Institute 
of Industrial Relations Library, from Librarian I to Librarian II; Gordon Stone, Music Librarian, who re- 
ceived his Master's Degree in Library Science from USC in January, from Principal Library Assistant to 
Librarian I; and Mrs. Norma C. Glaesner, Order Section, Acquisitions Department, from Typist Clerk to 
Senior Account Clerk. 

Resignations have been received from; Harold W. Frank, Senior Library Assistant, Circulation De- 
partment, to attend graduate school on the Berkeley campus; Mrs. Thelma M. Kohnen, Senior Clerk, 
Order Section, Acquisitions Department, to accept a position in the Controller's Office; Nancy E. Towle, 
Senior Library Assistant, Circulation Department, having received her Master's Degree in Library Science 
from USC, to vacation in the East; Mrs. Susan Watson, Senior Library Assistant, Engineering Library, 
because of illness; and Judith D. Stanford, Typist Clerk, Circulation Department, who will continue to 
work part-time and complete work on her degree. 


Mrs. Josefa J. Martinez, United Nations Social Advisor to Guatemala, and Mrs. Pilar G. Gokhala, 
Casework Specialist, Neighborhood Youth Association, Los Angeles, visited the Graduate Reading Room 
January 16 to inspect the Social Welfare Collection. 

Professor E.J. Donatt of the School of Commerce, University of Melbourne, Australia, visited the 
Library on January 20. He was accompanied by Hugo D. Fuerst, a member of the teaching staff of the 
Bancroft Junior High School, Los Angeles. 

Mrs. Esther S. Johnston, Librarian of the Home Office-Exploration Library of the new Tidewater 
Oil Company offices in Los Angeles, was a recent visitor to the Geology Library. 

On January 29, Josef Krips, the world-famous symphony conductor, visited the Music Library. Mr. 
Krips is in Los Angeles to appear as guest conductor with the Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra. 

Dr. Antonio Isidro, Vice-President for Academic Affairs at the University of the Philippines in 
Manila, visited the English Reading Room on January 29. He was accompanied by Professor Clifford H. 
Prator of the Department of English. Dr. Isidro has been in the United States participating in the Foreign 
Leaders Program of the United States State Department's International Education Exchange Service. 

CSEA General Council 

The Library will have three staff members participating in the deliberations of the General Council 
of the California State Employees Association at its three-day meeting in San Jose on February 13-15. 
Page Ackerman, Anthony Greco, and Renee Williams were all elected to General Council in November, 
1958, and will attend as delegates. 

Mr. Greco is also chairman of the Membership Committee of CSEA Chapter 44, and Mrs. Williams is 
a member of the Personnel Committee, having been elected to that office in November, 1958. 

February 6, 1959 59 


Main Library Exhibit Room, Foyer, and Graduate Reading Room: Rare documents and objects belong- 
ing to Abraham Lincoln will be on display here from February 18 to March 10. The exhibit will honor the 
150th anniversary of the birth of the Civil War President. A more complete description of the exhibit, 
which has been assembled by Ruth I. Mahood, Curator of History at the Los Angeles County Museum, 
will appear in the next issue of the UCLA Librarian, 

College Library: The magazine Vanity Fair, the "Weekly Show of Political, Social, and Literary 
Wares," is the subject of the February exhibit in the College Library. Famous for its caricatures and 
cartoons, the magazine's publishing history extended from 1868 to 1928. It is one of the best printed 
sources for social historians concerned with costume, and for contemporary comment on national and 
international affairs. Gladstone and Disraeli were the subjects of the first illustrations, followed by 
many famous and some notorious men and a very few women. Artists included Carlo Pellegrini, James J. 
Tissot, and Leslie Ward. Materials were lent for the exhibit by Professor Claude E. Jones. 

Department of Special Collections: Materials relating to The Malibu, Mr. Powell's recent book done 
in collaboration with W.W. Robinson and printed by Saul and Lillian Marks, form an exhibit now appear- 
ing in the Department of Special Collections. Historical materials, including a photograph, ephemera, 
brochures, a letter concerning the early development of Malibu, and a map are shown. Included also are 
volumes mentioned by Mr. Powell in his essay "Reading on the Malibu," and two copies of The Malibu. 

William Andrews Clark Memorial Library: The 150th anniversary of the birth of Edgar Allan Poe is 
being commemorated by an exhibit at the Clark Library, including the rare Tamerlane, Boston, 1827, and 
the Christmas gift edition of the same work printed for Mr. Clark in 1923 by John Henry Nash. Also on 
display are first editions of The Raven, Eureka, Tales of the Grotesque and Arabesque, and The Con- 
chologist's First Book; and the latest addition to the collection, the beautiful edition of Murders in the 
Rue Morgue printed in France by the L-D Allen press in 1958. 

Home Economics, Theater Arts Orientations 

The eighth Branch Library Informal Orientation will be held on Thursday, February 19, in both the 
Home Economics Library (Room 1224, Home Economics Building) and the Theater Arts Library (3B 3). 
Librarians Renee Williams and Shirley Hood will welcome vistors to their respective libraries from 1 
to 5 p.m. 

All interested members of the staff are urged to take advantage of this opportunity, and to schedule 
their visits so that they will arrive on the hour or the half hour, in order that each group may be given 
an orientation without interruption. 

Wilson Company Scholarships at USC Library School 

The H.W. Wilson Company has established two $250 scholarships at the University of Southern 
California School of Library Science, it has been announced by Dean Martha Boaz. These will be 
awarded to outstanding students who apply for admission for the Fall 1959 semester. Scholarship appli- 
cation forms and further information may be obtained by writing Dr. Martha Boaz, Dean, School of 
Library Science, University of Southern California, Los Angeles 7, California. 

gQ UCLA Librarian 

ALA's Working Meeting 

At last week's Midwinter Meeting of the American Library Association in Chicago, President 
Emerson Greenaway's announcement that the registration was 796, as compared with 1481 of the 1958 
meeting, did not come as a shock to ALA officials. This drop in attendance was the result of the policy 
for Midwinter Meeting adopted last year by the ALA Council that the Association would be responsible 
for scheduling only meetings for the Council, boards, and committees, and that there should be no pro- 
gram, general business, or membership meetings of the divisions, sections or round tables. This was, 
therefore, a working meeting, and those who went were there on official business with ALA organiza- 
tions. Many who had attended Midwinter Meetings for a number of years remarked that the more compact 
group this year made for a freer and more workable conference. (They noticed also that service in the 
Edgewater Beach's restaurants was a bit faster than it had been in recent years.) 

Several committee reports touched off debates in the Council meetings, including those on the ALA 
Constitution and Bylaws (Benjamin Custer, chairman); on the proposal to authorize alternates for re- 
presentatives of chapters to the Council (reported on negatively by Neal Harlow, with the Council approv- 
ing his report); on ALA legislative policy (by Roger McDonough, chairman of the Federal Relations 
Committee); and on the revision of standards for undergraduate library science programs (presented by 
the chairman of a subcommittee to the Committee on Accreditation, Mrs. Florinell Morton. 

The normal quota of unscheduled round tables and committee meetings was held in the Edgewater s 
comfortable Cinnabar Room. 

Mr. Powell, Gordon Williams, Elizabeth Norton, and Everett Moore attended the meeting. Also seen 
in the Passagio of the hotel from time to time was Mrs. Raymond B. Allen, Los Angeles Public Library 
commissioner, and Vice President, President-Elect of CLA's Trustees Section, who participated in meet- 
ings of the American Association of Library Trustees. After the meeting Mr. Williams traveled to Phila- 
delphia, New York, and Washington, D.C., and Miss Norton visited several libraries in Illinois and Missouri. 

Workshop on Storytelling and Book Talks 

The School of Library Science at USC sponsored on January 20 a Workshop on Storytelling and 
Book Talks, attended by school and public librarians from throughout Southern California. Participating 
in the program was Donnarae MacCann, University Elementary School Librarian, who was a member of 
the panel on Programming. Mrs. McCann has given us the following report on the day's activities: 

The January 20th Workshop on Storytelling and Book Talks was an interesting and lively 
combination of speeches, stories, and discussion. Opening with an analysis of the techniques 
of storytelling and ending with a panel discussion on programming, the morning session also 
included the telling of two droll tales. The Hare and the Hedgehog and Jack and the Three 
Sillies. An unscheduled but delightful highpoint in the workshop was the appearance of 
Frances Clarke Sayers, who had not been expected to participate, but was persuaded. She 
commented on the workshop in general and told Carl Sandburg's Rootabaga story. The White Horse 
Girl and the Blue Wind Boy. In the afternoon the program featured Techniques of Book Talks, 
a demonstration book talk for children, and a panel discussion that dealt with book talks to 

The Workshop was so successful that it is going to be presented at the San Diego Public Library 
on March 3. The USC School of Library Science will sponsor other one-day workshops during the coming 
months on School and Public Library Problems (February 14), Administrators' Problems (February 24), 
Improving the Book Collection (March 10), Reference and Interlibrary Loans (March 17), Circulation 
Problems and Procedures (April 7), Order Records and Methods (April 14), and Cataloging Processes 
and Short Cuts (April 21). 

February 6, 1959 


Further News of Kong Sun Chul 

The Library Staff Association reports the receipt of several letters from Kang Sun Chul, the eleven- 
year-old Korean boy adopted a year ago by the Staff Assciation. He has responded warmly to several 

letters written to him bv staff members. In answer to a birth- 
day card sent to him in September, 1958, he wrote: 

Dear Foster Parents: 

On the 11th of September I received a birthday card from 
you and was glad to receive it. I found on the card that there 
were signed by all of you. When I read your names, I remem- 
bered all my foster parents. On the card there were shown a 
lovely bird with a tree and they were embroidered very beauti- 
fully. It seemed to me that the bird and the tree wished me to 
be a good and fine person when I am a grown-up. 

Thank you a thousand times for your Special Cash Gift, 
Hwan, 3,750 (S5.00) which you sent for my birthday gift. With 
the money I bought a suit of clothes, a pair of shoes and a 
shirt for me. 

Our school started again on the 20th of September and I 
have been doing very well in school now. 

I do hope this letter finds you all in excellent health. I will close this for now. 


Kang Sun Chul, K-2717 

A progress report had been received earlier from the Foster Parents Plan Case Worker in Korea, who 
reported that Sun Chul has profited greatly from our help and has developed both physically and mentally. 
The Case Worker sent along the above picture and reported that "through the FP's help and concern the 
boy is able to enjoy his school life without any difficulties even if he lost his parents in early days "... 
but "for the boy's further schooling outside help is much desirable for the time being." 

Panel on Library Service in Hawthorne 

Page Ackerman was a member of a panel discussion on January 22 concerned with the topic "What 
Type of Library Service Would be Best for Hawthorne?" The meeting was sponsored by the Hawthorne 
Coordinating Council. Miss Ackerman was joined on the panel by John Henderson, Los Angeles County 
Librarian, Jov West, Hawthorne City Manager, and Oliver McCammon, Hawthorne Superintendent of Schools. 
Lester E. Warndell, President of the Coordinating Council, acted as moderator. 

Workshop in Theater Librarianship at Columbia 

Columbia University's School of Library Service will offer the first course in theater librarianship 
to be given in any American library school in its coming summer session. The Theater Library Associa- 
tion will sponsor the workshop course to be given from July 27 to August 14. 

George Freedley, curator of the New York Public Library's Theater Collection and President of the 
Theater Library Association, will conduct the course, which is designed for librarians now in charge of 

62 UCLA Librarian 

theater collections, for library students preparing for professional service in this field, and for graduate 
students in drama. Course content will include a history of theater libraries and librarianship, problems 
of theater libraries, bibliography, analysis of non-book materials, and the study of cataloging, storage, 
and service. 

The course fee will be $111 and those interested are asked to write for further information to the 
Dean of the School of Library Service, 515 Butler Library, Columbia University, New York 27, New York. 

From the Librarian (continued) 

Tom Dabagh's death, reported below, takes from us a shrewd, honest, kindly, and dear friend. He 
was a great librarian in his field, and in the Los Angeles County Law Library he built the strongest one 
of its kind in the West. His initial leadership as the founding Director of the UCLA Law Library from 
1949 to 1952 was a major factor in bringing the Library to its present strength. Friend, executor, and 
disciple of Sydney B. Mitchell, Dabagh lived to see realized one of Mitchell's dreams—statewide educa- 
tion for librarianship under University of California auspices. In writing us of Tom's death, his friend 
Margaret Uridge of the Berkeley Library, reports a visit to him in the hospital by Beta Simpson, Rose 
Mitchell's sister, three days before his death, during which Dabagh sent a blessing for our plans at 
UCLA. We owe much to him. He gave his life in the service of his professions and the University. 


Thomas S. Dabagh 

Thomas S. Dabagh, onetime Director of the UCLA Law Library, and Associate Professor of Law, 
and more recently Special Assistant to the President in Charge of the Higher Education Survey, died 
last Friday at the age of 56, after an operation for a gall bladder condition. Among his responsibilities 
on the Survey was participation in the UCLA Library School Study. He was a graduate of the School of 
Librarianship at Berkeley, and also received his law degree on that campus. He later studied at 
Columbia University and in the Bureau of Public Administration on the Berkeley campus, under Profes- 
sor Samuel C. May. He served as Law Librarian at Berkeley, and as Librarian of the Los Angeles 
County Law Library, being regarded as one of the leading law librarians of the country. He was the 
author of Mnemonic Classification for Law Libraries. 

Because of his special interest in the Samuel C. May Fellowship Fund, it is suggested that Mr. 
Dabagh's friends may make contributions to that fund in his memory. Mr. Dabagh had himself donated 
$2000 in 1956 to the University of California School of Librarianship Alumni Association Awards Fund, 
out of funds due him from the estate of Rose F. Mitchell, widow of Sydney B. Mitchell, first Director of 
the School of Librarianship at Berkeley. 

Mr. Dabagh is survived by his wife. Peg. 

Beverley Caverhill 

Southern California lost one of its most dedicated college librarians in the death on January 27 of 
Beverley Caverhill, Librarian of Los Angeles State College, at the age of 46. Since 1950, when Mr. 
Caverhill was appointed Librarian of the new college, he had worked with extraordinary energy to build 
a capable staff, to develop swiftly a collection adequate to the enormous demands of this rapidly grow- 
ing college, and to plan the fine library building which was opened last year on the new Ramona campus. 
He had won great respect among his libracy colleagues and among his associates in the College, where, 
as one of the latter has said, he worked constantly to establish and develop a favorable climate for 
academic pursuits. 

February 6, 1959 63 

\1r. Caverhill, a native of British Columbia, was a graduate of the University of Oregon and received 
his professional training in the School of Librarianship on the Berkeley campus. His wife, EUenore, 
whom he had married while a student at Oregon, was also a fellow student in library school. He held 
positions in the Enoch Pratt Free Library, Baltimore, the University of Oregon, the Seattle Public Li- 
brary, and the University pf Redlands, before coming to Los Angeles. At Redlands he also taught 
courses in Scandinavian literature and English, and after joining the faculty of the Los Angeles State 
College he taught courses in world literature at the University of Southern California. 

The President of the State College has announced that a Memorial Fund has been established in 
Mr. Caverhill's name for the education of his son, John 12. Contributions may be sent to the office of 
the Los Angeles State College Foundation. 


Ref. UCLA Librarian, Volume 12, Number 8, January 23, 1959, page 53, second article, line 2: 
For Henry /. Madden read Henry M. (as in Miller) Madden. Our apologies to Dr. Madden, who has suffered 
mental anguish from our inadvertent error. 

UCLA Librarian is issued every other Friday by the Librarian's Office. Editor: Everett Moore. 
Editor, this issue: James R. Cox. Contributors to this issue: Page Ackerman, Herbert K. Ahn, Libby 
Cohen, William E. Conway, Robert E. Fessenden, Anthony Greco, Grace Hunt, Donnarae MacCann, 
James V. Mink, Everett Moore, Lawrence Clark Powell, Helen M. Riley, Gordon Stone, Brooke Whiting, 
Florence Williams. 




Volume 12, Number 10 February 20, 1959 

From the Librarian 

Yesterday I spoke at Taft College to a faculty meeting, sponsored by Librarian Robert Jordan, on 
Books and Reading, with particular reference to Father Garces, Mary Austin, and my own boyhood sum- 
mers on the Di Giorgio Ranch in the opposite southeastern corner of Kern County. 

Walther Liebenow was responsible for the good arrangements one day last week when a visiting 
delegation of Lutheran Laymen, accompanied by Chaplain Goerss of the University Religious Conference 
and Warren Schmidt of University Extension, presented the Library with a set to date and a continuing 
subscription to the monumental English translation of Luther's Works. Lowell Weymouth took pictures 
of the ceremony in my office. 

It was not displeasing to learn from visitors recently that UCLA has achieved a reputation for being 
hospitable to travelling librarians. We found it unusually easy to do in their case, for Mr. and Mrs. Noel 
Stockdale of Canberra, Australia, were among the most charming visitors ever to come our way. He is 
the Deputy Librarian of the new Australian National University, visiting United States libraries under 
Carnegie Corporation auspices. Miss Ackerman, Mr. and Mrs. Moore, Mr. Zumwinkle, and Mr. Smith were 
among staff members who helped show the Stockdales our landscapes and bookscapes from Westwood to 

Expected here on Monday is John W. Perry, Librarian of the University of Natal, in Durban, Natal, 
South Africa, who writes that he is particularly interested in our projected Library School which, he 
understands, "is intended for the suppression of phiiistinism among librarians." 

With the death of Flaud Wooton, professor of Education since 1941, the Library has lost one of its 
best friends. Onetime member of both the University Library and Education Library Committees, collec- 
tion-builder in the field of his History of Education specialty, and personal friend to many of us. Profes- 
sor Wooton was an unusual combination of teacher and researcher, and humane being. I had the privilege 
of serving on several doctoral committees under his direction, and I observed the gentle thoroughness 
with which he indoctrinated candidates with the basic principles of research. Slow-moving because of a 
heart condition, soft-spoken, with a mind both tough and fair, he was the model library patron in his per- 
ception, persistence, and consideration. I speak for all of us throughout the libraries in mourning the 
death of him who was in truth a gentleman, scholar, and judge of good books. 


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Personnel Notes 

Susan Ikeda, who has been working part time in the Reference Department, has been reclassified 
and is now working full time as a Senior Library Assistant in the Engineering Library. She received 
her B.A. from UCLA, and has done graduate work in education. 

Ramona E. Smith, new Senior Library Assistant in the Education Library, was formerly a library 
employee in the Denver Public Schools system. Miss Smith replaces Mary Ann Wakefield who has re- 
signed to return to stenographic work. 

Virginia A. D'Ambrisi has joined the staff of the Catalog Department as Typist Clerk. Her last 
position was with Legal Directories, Inc., in Westwood. 

Evon Thomas is now working full time as a Typist Clerk in the Circulation Department. She will 
receive her B.A. in June. 

Mr. Mink on Personnel Board 

James Mink served on the California State Personnel Board's Examining Board, on January 15 and 
16, to select guides for the State's Historical Monuments. 

Lincoln Exhibit 

The Abraham Lincoln Sesquicentennial is being celebrated in our current exhibit in the Main 
Library, which features manuscripts, documents, and other objects belonging to Lincoln. The exhibit 
opened at the Los Angeles County Museum on January 20, and following completion of its showing here 
on March 10 will be displayed at the Los Angeles Public Library, the Los Angeles County Public Li- 
brary and its branches at Temple City, San Fernando Valley, Inglewood, and Norwalk, and the Uni- 
versity of Southern California. Special exhibits of its Lincoln legal material will be shown at the Los 
Angeles County Law Library and at the Law Library on this campus and at USC. Occidental College is 
also showing Lincolniana from its own F. Ray Risdon Collection on Lincoln and the Civil War. 

Our exhibit, assembled by Ruth L Mahood, Curator of History at the Los Angeles County Museum, 
includes a page from Lincoln's "sum book," his earliest known dated writing, done when he was fifteen. 
Other objects include his Presidential seal and plaster casts of the face and hands of Lincoln. Most 
of the items have been lent by Justin G. Turner, Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Lincoln 
Sesquicentennial Association of California. Several letters from Lincoln to General William Starke 
Rosecrans have been borrowed from the Rosecrans Family Papers in the Department of Special Collec- 
tions. Photographs of Lincoln and a rare history of his life are from the Los Angeles Times Collection. 

Among other notable exhibits in the United States commemorating Lincoln's 150th birthday are the 
Lincoln Sesquicentennial Exhibition at the Library of Congress, described as the most comprehensive 
exhibit of historical materials on Abraham Lincoln ever assembled, and the Huntington Library's show- 
ing of letters, photographs, and journals, which will run through the summer. Both exhibits opened on 
February 12. 

The year 1959 has been proclaimed by President Eisenhower as the Abraham Lincoln Sesquicenten- 
nial Year, and he has called upon the American people "to do honor to Lincoln's memory by appropriate 
activities and ceremonies, by a restudy of his life and his spoken and written words, and by personal 
rededication to principles of citizenship and the philosophy of government for which he gave 'the last 
full measure of devotion.'" 

February 20, 1959 67 

Librarian's Conference 

At the Librarian's Conference of February 5, Mr. Powell, Miss Norton, and Mr. Moore reported on 
their activities at the ALA Midwinter Meeting. Members of the Conference then discussed the advisability 
of changing the schedule of open hours so that the Main Library will be open on Monday, February 23, 
and closed on Sunday, February 22; considered appropriate and effective ways of limiting use of the Uni- 
versity Library by high school students; and received a report from the Staff Association on the problems 
of staff members attending classes in librarianship within Los Angeles. 

On February 12 Mr. Williams reported on his eastern tour, starting with ALA Midwinter, continuing 
through Washington and the U.S. Book Exchange, and Philadelphia and the meetings of the Manuscript 
Society, and ending in the perfume department at Bergdorf Goodman in New York. 

"Hispanic Balladry' at Staff Association Meeting 

Professors Samuel G. Armistead and Joseph H. Silverman, of the Department of Spanish, will talk on 
"Hispanic Balladry among the Sephardic Jews of the West Coast" at the Staff Association meeting, next 
Thursday, February 26, at 4 p.m. Since this will be the first presentation at UCLA of the results of a 
research project which has been in progress for several years and which has aroused considerable in- 
terest, the program represents something of a scoop for the Association. The speakers have been col- 
lecting and recording old Spanish songs which are still sung by the descendants of the Jews who fled 
from Spain in the 15th century. They will play a number of their recordings, and will furnish the audience 
with copies of the texts of the songs, accompanied by translations. 

Kirsch and Stone at the Friends Meeting 

The Friends of the UCLA Library, holding their first meeting of the year on February 5 in the English 
Reading Room, heard talks by Robert Kirsch, Literary Editor of the Los Angeles Times, and Irving Stone. 
Mr. Kirsch spoke feelingly on the difficulties and hazards of trying to bring adequate book review {if 
not critical) coverage of current literary publications to the city second only to New York for literary en- 
deavor and book interest. Mr. Stone gave several instances of the devious methods needed for historical 
research in Italy as he sought background for the fictional biography of Michelangelo he is now working 
on. That all institutions close for relaxation from noon to four was in itself a calamity to even a Cali- 
fornia writer. Mr. Stone emphasized that if one insists enough, any fact can be found, and then ruefully 
revealed one matter upon which even he had to admit failure, but it was the proverbial exception. 

Western Books Exhibition, 1959 

The judging of entries in the Eighteenth Western Books Exhibition, sponsored by the Rounce & 
Coffin Club of Los Angeles, will be held at the Library next Friday. Judges for this year's competition 
will be Philip C. Brown, Pasadena bookseller, who is a member of the Rounce & Coffin Club; Gordon 
Williams, representing the Zamorano Club; and William P. Wreden, Palo Alto bookseller, representing 
the Roxburghe Club of San Francisco. 

The Co-Chairmen of this year's exhibition are James Cox, Geology Librarian, and former Uclan L. 
Kenneth Wilson, now Acting Librarian of the Santa Barbara Public Library. The jury will select for 
award and exhibition those books which in their judgment are outstanding in design, which give evidence 
of good craftsmanship, and in which format is appropriate to contents. All printers and publishers in 
the twelve Western states (including Alaska!), West Texas, Alberta, British Columbia, and Hawaii have 
been invited to submit entries. 

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Acknowledgement of assistance in the preparation of the third edition of the Statistical Abstract of 
Latin America, for 1957, published here by the Committee on Latin American Studies, under the chair- 
manship of Professor Robert M. Burr, is made to Hilda M. Gray, Mary J. Ryan, and Herbert K. Ahn, of the 
Government Publications Room, "for their help in the location of materials and other assistances." 

The Annual Rankings 

The UCLA Library remains fifteenth in size among University Libraries in the United States, accord- 
ing to the 1957/58 report of Statistics for College and University Libraries, issued each year by the 
Princeton University Library. With 1,301,075 volumes, CLU is immediately behind Northwestern Univer- 
sity (1,339,218) and ahead of Wisconsin (1,276,217). The University Library at Berkeley, with 2,305,121 
volumes, ranks fifth in size, behind Harvard (6,350,277), Yale (4,215,909), Illinois (3,125,882), and 
Michigan (2,624,468). Among the twenty-one libraries having more than a million volumes, only one 
change in order was recorded, with Ohio State moving ahead of Texas for seventeenth place. 

UCLA is in sixth place in number of volumes added, and CU is in third, behind Harvard and Michi- 
gan, with Hlinois fourth, and Cornell fifth. Yale, Columbia, and Ohio State follow CLU. 

CLU is sixth also in sums spent for books, periodicals, binding, and rebinding, and CU is second, 
behind only Harvard, and ahead of Yale, Michigan, and Hlinois. 

In size of staff, excluding student assistants, CU is third, following Harvard and Columbia, and 
CLU is seventh, coming behind Illinois, Michigan, and Yale. 

The Berkeley Library ranks first in the country in sums spent for staff and student salaries and for 
the total of sums spent for books, periodicals, binding, and rebinding, and staff and student salaries. 
UCLA is sixth in sums spent for staff salaries, second for student salaries, and fifth for the combined 

Although UCLA remains in sixth place in volumes added, there were several changes in position in 
this column among the first ten. Michigan State University, reported this year for the first time in these 
statistics, is tenth, having added 55,701 volumes (bringing its total volumes up to 633,531). Cornell 
and Yale improved their standing in this list, Columbia slipped from fifth to eighth place, Princeton 
from tenth to twelfth, and Stanford from fourteenth to eighteenth. Among the comers in this regard are 
Kansas and Missouri, both of which moved up several places on the list. To draw comparisons or to 
chart trends at this point becomes pointless, perhaps, for it may be seen that if Stanford had added six 
more volumes during the year, its position here would have been ahead of, rather than after Missouri's. 

Blind Student Services Described 

A note on "Services to Blind Students at UCLA," in Higher Education, February 1959, includes a 
description of the lounge and study cubicles reserved for blind students and their readers in the Univer- 
sity Library. Among the special facilities mentioned, provided here by the Office of Special Services 
of the Dean of Students Office, is the campus relief map with Braille building designations. Services 
provided by the Office include orientation counseling, assistance with problems of admission and regis- 
tration, appointment arrangements for outside agency personnel, and maintenance of equipment in the 
blind reading room (Braille dictionary, tape recorder, and Braille writers.) 

February 20, 1958'^ 69 

Observer ot PLEASC 

At the February meeting of the Public Libraries Executives Association of Southern California, 
held last Friday at the Buena Vista Branch of the Burbank Public Library, Assemblyman Ernest R. 
Geddes was present for a detailed discussion of library legislation in progress in Sacramento. Of major 
importance are proposals to extend State aid to public libraries and to clarify public library jurisdictions. 
Everett Moore, who attended the meeting, reports that Mr. Geddes, who has proved himself in recent years 
to be a staunch and able supporter of public library services, again demonstrated his great concern for 
strengthening libraries in California through a constructive legislative program. 

Also of special interest was an account by Albert C. Lake, City Librarian of Riverside, of efforts 
made in recent weeks by a group of Riverside citizens to impose restrictive measures on the Public 
Library s book selection policies. The Library has had strong support from the local press in opposing 
such efforts, and although the issues have been confused and there has been much bitter argument and 
a good deal of noisy demonstration in public sessions, a heartening result of the controversy has been 
that not only the Library Board (one member abstaining), but the City Council as well, has voted appro- 
val of the ALA's Library Bill of Rights as a guide for the Library in its book selection policies. 

Clara Breed, City Librarian of San Diego, has succeeded Raymond Holt of Pomona as the President 

Libraries of Mexico City 

A bi-lingual Directory of Mexico City Libraries, compiled by Mary D. Parsons and Roberto A. 
Gordillo, has been published by the Mexico City College Press, as a contribution to the Eighth Mexican 
Book Fair, held in 1958. Mrs. Parsons, Librarian of the Mexico City College, is a former member of the 
Order Department of the University Library on the Berkeley campus. The President of the College, 
Paul V. Murray, has written in the forward to the Directory that such a detailed guide had become neces- 
sary to serve the increasingly large numbers of scholars, both native and foreign, who "are using the 
rich collections of materials that we have inherited from the past and that are being added to by progres- 
sive governments and forward-looking individuals and institutions." 

More than a hundred libraries are listed in the Directory. The location, date established, schedules 
and vacation periods, names of librarians, statistics of holdings, borrowing privileges, type of collections, 
and special services are given for each library, and a most useful index and list of personnel are ap- 

New Folger Library Booklets 

The Folger Shakespeare Library of Washington, D.C. has recently begun publication of a series of 
"Folger Booklets on Tudor and Stuart Civilization." Each booklet of around thirty-five pages is quite 
agreeably designed, and illustrated from contemporary documents. Titles so far received in the UCLA 
Library are: The Life of William Shakespeare, by Giles E. Dawson; English Dress in the Age of 
Shakespeare, by Virginia A. LaMar; Shakespeare' s Theatre and the Dramatic Tradition, by Louis B. 
Wright; Music in Elizabethan England, by Dorothy E. Mason; and Schools in Tudor England, The Bible 
in English 1525-161 1, and The English Church in the Sixteenth Century, all by Craig R. Thompson. They 
are for sale by the Folger Library at a price of seventy-five cents apiece. 

A "Voriant" Imprint 

The imprint date of Raul Andrade's Cobelinos de niebla (Quito: Talleres Graficos de Cducacion) 

70 UCLA LibraTtan 

"The Title Is Sarcastic, the Talk Serious..." 

Mr. Powell's paper read last October at the SORT Round Table, at the CLA Conference at Long 
Beach, entitled "Administration in One Easy Lesson," has been published in the Wilson Library Bulle- 
tin for February. 

Report on PNLA Library Development Project. 

A notable library survey, the results of which will be of great interest throughout the country, is the 
Library Development Project of the Pacific Northwest Library Association. A summary report of the 
two-year Project, now completed, has been prepared by its Director, Morton Kroll, and published in the 
PNLA Quarterly for January under the title, "Libraries, Librarians, and the Region: General Conclu- 
sions." Of particular note are some of Mr. Kroll's conclusions about the total concept of the library in 
the region it serves. 

"We assume," he says, "that despite a prevailing anti-intellectuaiism in many quarters in our society 
the library in all of its guises is an essential resource and instrument. If the library has failed in the 
achievement of its status, it has generally done so because its controlling authorities (councils, legis- 
lators, etc.) have not been made to understand its role, and its directing authorities (boards of trustees 
and librarians) have proved ineffectual in communicating its mission. In some communities (and we 
might include incur idea of community professional communities such as lawyers or physicians) it is 
amazing that libraries exist or have survived at all! A core collection, no matter how inadequate, has 
apparently a remarkable resilience which at times serves more than anything to dramatize the library s 
basic status in many fields. . ." 

"To put our point bluntly," Mr. Kroll continues, "it seems one of the inescapable conclusions drawn 
from a review of all of the Project's studies that the time is peculiarly ripe for the development of an 
aggressive institutional program for most species of libraries. This involves the task, considerable in 
some quarters, of educating for the removal of an ineffectual, effete reputation from which many libraries 
suffer. In some quarters, notably in industry, the very term 'library' or its counterpart 'librarian' has had 
to be changed to indicate the library's proper position. Whether a professionally trained librarian be la- 
beled 'librarian' or 'information officer' should not matter so long as the professional skills and services 
of the individual are recognized. We are not concerned with the reduction of professional standards; 
indeed, we oppose it and tend to think that as time goes on the demands on the librarian professionally 
will be greater, rather than less, but the librarian as administrator faces an almost overwhelming task 
in fighting for a just place for the institution he represents. This challenge is the cardinal one facing 
the library profession." 

Mr. Kroll believes it is "crucial at this stage in the development of library services that the profes- 
sion be oriented outward. In the formal training of librarians attention should be given to the analysis 
of the library's status as an organization among other organizations and the development of alternative 
policies to be used in advancing the library's position in its environment. Among librarians, especially 
head librarians and directors of libraries, action programs for the improvement of the library's situation, 
many elements of which are implied in the numerous studies of this Project, should be formulated and 
concrete goals established." 

Retrieve That Metaphor! 

"Powell wanted State of California to purchase a Gutenberg, and circulate it among the university 
and larger libraries. There was a crux in the ointment, however, as he has observed." —From a review 
of A Passion for Books, in the Sacramento Union. 

February 20, 1959 71 

Rare Books at Indiana 

From Indiana University for the year 1957 '1958 comes the Report of the Rare Book Librarian, who is, of 
course, Mr. David A. Randall. This is a graceful bibliographical essay enhanced by his descriptions of 
many fine acquisitions and by the total exclusion of statistics. The newly added books might be manu- 
script or printed, ancient or modern, purchases or gifts, single items or great collections, but all are 
rarities described in a manner calculated to provoke envy. 

Mr. Randall appears in print again with his article, "A Backward Glance O'er Travel'd Roads," in 
the December 1958 issue of The Indiana University Bookman. The author has compiled into one alpha- 
bet the entries found in seven famed listings of the "hundred best" or "most famous" books, such as the 
Grolier Club catalogues, A. Edward Newton's choices, and the Princeton lists. Indiana University Li- 
brary lioldings of first editions are indicated, and prove to be phenomenally high in completeness. The 
annotated bibliography is prefaced by an entertaining account of the history, problems, and defects of 
"one hundred" lists. 

Reports from Colorado 

From Ralph E. Ellsworth of the University of Colorado Libraries we have received the Annual Re- 
port of the Director of Libraries, 1957/1958. There is a special fascination exerted by the intriguingly 
personal nature of this report, which is lively, candid, and at times blunt. One-fourth of the space is 
devoted to librarians' status in the University: "Where we went wrong was in not realizing that the 
'Staff part of the University would be thought of by the faculty as 'non-academic' and that it is a serious 
thing to label some professional groups as non-academic. For instance, to label librarians as non-aca- 
demic, or non-teaching, is to force librarians back into the same Nineteenth Century rut everyone wanted 
them to get out of." 

Accompanying the Annual Report is another product of Mr. Ellsworth's pen. Program for First Addi- 
tion to Norlin Library, concerned with problems of architectural planning, expansion, future needs of the 
University, and branch versus divisional libraries. 

About 12 Miles East of Sausallto 

"The auto crash occurred in Berkeley, a San Francisco Bay area city about 12 miles west of here," 
said a UPI dispatch from Walnut Creek, California, in reporting the automobile accident of the San Fran- 
cisco Giants manager Bill Rigney and his wife. 

Enjambment Will Be Allowed 

This important information has been noted through a reading of The Bookseller (London): Regula- 
tions governing the Eugene Lee-Hamilton Prize offered by the Provost and Fellows of Oriel College, 
Oxford, for the best Petrarchan Sonnet in English submitted by an undergraduate of Oxford or Cambridge, 
stipulate that no candidate may submit more than one sonnet, each entry must be accompanied by a cer- 
tificate stating that the competitor is indeed an undergraduate, and sonnets not so accompanied will not 
be considered. The subject this year is "Oliver Cromwell," and, the regulations say, "Enjambment be- 
tween the eighth and ninth lines will be allowed. 

Milton, The Bookseller feels, thou sbouldst be living at this hour. 

72 UCLA Libranan 

CSEA General Council at San Jose 

Convening in San Jose for their 29th annual General Council last week end, delegates of the Cali- 
fornia State Employees' Association reaffirmed the organization's policy that salaries for all State em- 
ployees should be based upon prevailing rates for comparable work in public and private employment. 
To this end, CSEA resolved that every effort should be made to obtain for State employees an increase 
of five percent in wages effective January 1, 1959. It was further resolved that if prevailing rates in 
industry have increased as anticipated by July 1959, further increases should be granted at that time. 

The 753-member Council met Saturday and Sunday, February 14 and 15, acting on some 200 resolu- 
tions previously submitted by the Association membership. Resolutions involving integration of the 
State Employees'Retirement System with OASDl (Social Security) and survivor benefits consumed a 
large portion of Retirement Committee and Council time. Final resolve supported continuance of efforts 
to gain survivor benefits comparable to those provided under Social Security incorporated within the 
State system, and rejected integration of the two systems. 

The keynote speaker was Hector H. Lee, Dean of Instruction of Chico State College, who called 
for unity of purpose and unity of action in his talk on "Commitment and Over-Commitment in the Years 
Ahead." "Devotion and loyalty to your job, yes," he said. "But over-conunitment, no. Men have not 
yielded the entire spectrum of their lives to governments, and democratic governments have not, gener- 
ally speaking, expected them to do so." State Senator Richard Richards of Los Angeles County was 
among the notables present. He voiced strong interest and support of State employees needs. 

Page Ackerman, Renee Williams, and Anthony Greco of the Library staff were among the 27 members 
from UCLA Chapter 44 who attended. 

Lost Is Found 

One drum, bongo, found at the Card Catalog, has been forwarded from Reference Department to Li- 
brarian's Office to Lost & Found in the Police Office, eventually, we presume, to relieve someone s 
abhorrently quiet existence. 

UCLA Librarian is issued every other Friday by the Librarian's Office. Editor: Everett Moore. 
Assistant Editor: James R. Cox. Contributors to this issue: Page Ackerman, Anthony Greco, Frances 
J. Kirschenbaum, Paul M. Miles, James Mink, Helen E. Schimansky, Florence G. Williams, Richard 




Volume 12, Number 11 March 6, 1959 

From the Librarian 

Last night I spoke at the monthly meeting of the local chapter of the American Association of Uni- 
versity Professors on "The Library in the Expanding University," with reference to nonbook materials 
and rapid transmission devices, and with an added footnote on reading. 

On Monday and Tuesday I was in Santa Barbara for the semi-annual meeting of the Library Council. 

A recent visitor to English 195 was Edgar J. Goodspeed, who spoke on discovering and editing 
papyrus texts, using examples which were placed in the hands of the students. Now in his 88th year. 
Dr. Goodspeed has lost none of his skill and charm as a lecturer; and as he spoke of his youthful partic- 
ipation in the Tebtunis Expedition the shades of Petrie, Grenfell, Budge, and Breasted filled the room. 

Luther H. Evans, former Librarian of Congress and Director General of UNESCO, spent last Wednes- 
day with us, following a lecture to the National Conference of Jewish Women, and before enplaning for 
his native Texas. Following a conference with Professor Robert Neumann, Acting Director of the Insti- 
stute of International and Foreign Studies, and a visit to the Government Publications Room, Dr. Evans 
met informally in my office with Professor Malbone W. Graham, under whom he took his M.A. degree at 
Texas, and Mrs. Graham, as well as with several members of the staff. Years of reading the UCLA Li- 
brariun, Evans said, have given him a real sense of participation in library life on this campus. 


Personnel Notes 

Mrs. Lovell Royston, Senior Typist Clerk, has been employed by the Acquisitions Department as 
departmental secretary. She has been a UCLA student, and her working experience includes secretarial 
work for The Contemporaries and UPA Pictures, in New York, and the Peoria Public Library. 

tArs. Gloria Willard, former student assistant in the Circulation Department, has joined the staff as 
as a full-time Typist-Clerk. 

Mrs. Sheila Raleigh of the Librarian's Office has been reclassified from Senior Typist Clerk to 
Principal Clerk. 

Richard Harvey, Senior Library Assistant in the Department of Special Collections, has resigned 
to work on his dissertation. 

Mrs. Florence Williams, Secretary in the Librarian's Office, is resigning because of family responsi- 

74 UCLA Librarian 


John W. Perry, Librarian of the University of Natal, in Durban, Natal, South Africa, accompanied by 
his wife, visited the Library February 20 and 24, in the course of a six-month tour of the United States 
under Carnegie auspices. Ralph Johnson showed the Perrys about the Department of Special Collec- 
tions and took them for a visit to the Clark Library. 

Thomas H. Hanzo and Hilton J. Landry, of the Department of English on the Davis campus, visited 
the Library on February 26 and 27 to see the Ogden collection under the guidance of Betty Rosenberg. 

Three Soviet scientists called at the Biomedical Library on February 27 during their visit to the 
Medical Center, in the course of a thirty-day survey of research programs in the United States in physi- 
ology and pharmacology of the nervous system. They are 5. V. Anichkov, Professor and Head of the De- 
partment of Pharmacology at the Sanitary Hygiene Medical Institute, Leningrad; V.S. Rusinov, Head of 
the Department of Physiology and Pathology of the Nervous System, Institute of Neurosurgery of the 
Academy of Medical Sciences, USSR; and V.V. Zakusov, Director of the Institute of Pharmacology and 
Chemotherapy of the Academy of Sciences, USSR. Miss Darling reports that they offered some helpful 
suggestions for obtaining medical and biological publications from Russia. 

Staff Publications 

'Rosamond Lehmann: A Bibliography," by Margaret T. Gustafson, has been published in the Janu- 
ary issue of Twentieth Century Literature; A Scholarly and Critical journal. 

"The Sense of the Past," the address given by Mr. Powell at the Seventy-Fifth Anniversary Meeting 
of the Historical Society of Southern California, on November 21, 1958, has been published in the 
Society's Quarterly for December. 

University Elementary School, English Reading Room Orientations 

The ninth Branch Library Informal Orientation will be held on Wednesday, March 18, in both the 
University Elementary School Library (UES 1017) and the English Reading Room (Room 1120, Humani- 
ties Building). 

Librarian Grace Hunt will welcome visitors to the English Reading Room from 9 a.m. to 12 noon 
and from 1 to 5 p.m. Staff members are asked to schedule their visits to the Reading Room so that they 
will arrive on the hour or the half hour, in order that each group may be given an orientation without 

UES Librarian Donnarae MacCann will welcome visitors at the hours of 10, 11, 1, and 2. She has 
requested that staff members come only at those specific hours. Since the children will be in the library 
at these times the four groups of visitors will need to be limited in size to a maximum of twenty-five 
each. Sign-up sheets for the UES orientation will be distributed from the Librarian's Office. 

All interested staff members are urged to take advantage of these opportunities. 
Deborah King Scholarship Fund 

The Deborah King Scholarship Fund was augmented recently by a gift of 825.00 from the staff of 
the College Library. The Fund to provide scholarships for future UCLA and Berkeley Library School 
Students was established last year by a gift of 875.00 from the Library Staff Association at the time of 
Miss King's retirement. 

March 6, 1959 



Schildkiote in Frontalansipbt (from Wilbelm Troll: 
Symmetriebetrachtung in der Biologie.) 

Exhibit on "Symmetry" at Biomedical Library 

"The Concept of Symmetry" is an exhibit being shown in the Biomedical Library through April 30. 
The universality of symmetry both in nature and in man's works is illustrated by objects, models, and 
photographs. The central theme of the display shows the kinds and degrees of symmetry existing in 
living organisms, but examples of the symmetry concept are drawn also from the physical sciences and 
the creative arts. Asymmetry in modern painting is demonstrated, with a commentary on its evolution 
through earlier, more symmetrical artistic forms. The exhibit was prepared by Robert Lewis of the Bio- 
medical Library and Drs. Robert Tschirgi and J. Langdon Taylor of the Department of Physiology. 
Student Assistant Palmer Whitted did the art work. 

"Eine fast ideale Isometric... " (from Karl 
Lothar Wolf: Symmelrie und Polarit&t.) 

Hire and Mickie Are Parents 

The Hiroshi Fujisakis, better known as Hiro and Mickie, are the parents of a daughter, born Febru- 
ary 25. Mickie (the former Misako Chiwaki) was for several years a student assistant in the Catalog 
Department, and Hiro, now a student in the School of Law, is working in the Stack Division of the Cir- 
culation Department. 

76 UCLA Librarian 

Report of the Friends 

The 1958 Annual Report of the Friends of the UCLA Library has just been issued by President 
Justin G. Turner. Among some notable gifts listed here which have not previously been reported in the 
Librarian are two "noble incunabula": Pliny's Di Naturali Historia Libri XXVII (Venice, Bernardinus 
Benalius, 1497) and St. Augustine's De Civitate Dei (Basle, Michael Wenssler, 1479). Both are rubri- 
cated throughout in red and blue and the St. Augustine has two illuminated initial letters. No copy of 
the Pliny is recorded in the western United States. 

The attractive typographic cover of the multilithed report was designed by Marian Cngelke. Copies 
of the Report are available in the Librarian's Office. 

Research *Just in Time" 

Presenting for the first time at UCLA some of the results of their research on the old Spanish songs 
still being sung in this country by descendants of the Sephardic Jews who left Spain in the fifteenth 
century, Professors Samuel G. Armistead and Joseph H. Silverman, of the Department of Spanish, pro- 
vided an informative and entertaining program for the Staff Association on February 26. Of special in- 
terest was the fact that the Los Angeles and Seattle regions are among the few centers in the United 
States where Sephardic Jews who know these songs are to be found. 

The tape recordings made by the speakers, several of which were played on the program last week, 
are among the last it will be possible to make, as the younger folk among these people are not learning 
the songs from their elders. The research, therefore, is being done "just in time." This fact was made 
plain by the recording of the ballad of the good Moor and the King ("— I al buen moro i al buen moro, el 
de la barva enveyutada..."), which has survived since 1482, and which was sung by an aged woman in 
Van Nuys who is the last in her family to whom this and other ancient songs will be transmitted. 

"Books Are Being Read" 

Nearly two years ago, the Librarian's Conference decided to seek, by means of a questionnaire, in- 
formation on student use of the Library as a possible aid to future planning. Soon thereafter, Norah H. 
Jones, College Librarian (then Reserve Book Room Librarian), undertook the task of planning the ques- 
tionnaire, with the assistance of Gordon R. Williams and Gladys Coryell Graham, and it was then admin- 
istered to students in selected classes. The mass of accumulated data gathered thereby was coded and 
processed by the Western Data Processing Center. Marjorie Griggs and Mary Ryan worked with Miss 
Jones in transcribing the resulting information to charts which finally comprised fourteen long folding 
pages of raw totals. 

The report prepared by Miss Jones to accompany the statistical summaries has now been rewritten 
by her for publication under the title Books Are Being Read, the latest (number 8) in the series of UCLA 
Library Occasional Papers. Subtitled "Summary of a Questionnaire on the Use of the Library at UCLA," 
the work describes the objectives, formulation, and administration of the Library Use Questionnaire, 
and presents some conclusions derived from analyses of the 1140 responses by students in the Univer- 
sity, both undergraduate and graduate. Appendixes contain the full text of the questionnaire, code and 
scoring sheets, response classification schemes, and a final "Selection of Voluntary Comments" where- 
in the anonymous student respondents are allowed their uninhibited day in court. 

March 6, 1959 77 

A New Wrinkle 

"For some time now, says Lewis Nichols, in his New York Times Book Review column, "In and 
Out of Books," for February 1, "all new books have carried the numbers by which they are catalogued in 
the Library of Congress. Recently a new wrinkle has been added to this— the complete text of the cata- 
logue cards themselves. . . What gives?" What gives, he explains, is that the Library of Congress is 
experimenting with a plan for publishing and printing the text of the cards in the books themselves, to 
assist libraries in ordering them more quickly and easily. 

"Cataloging in source is the rather clumsy name given to this one-year project made possible by 
a grant by the Council on Library Resources, Inc., to the Library of Congress. Its purposes, which by 
now have been widely publicized in library periodicals, are, first, "to test the financial and technical 
problems involved in cataloging from page proof and to discover whether such cataloging is feasible 
from the publishers' point of view by cataloging LOOO titles from presses of various sizes and types. . ."; 
and second, "to ascertain 'consumer reaction,' primarily the use libraries of various sizes and degrees 
of specialization will make of the catalog entry in the publications they acquire. . ." 

The UCLA Library has been selected as one of some 200 libraries representing those of various 
sizes, kinds, and geographic locations, to be visited during March, April, and May by a group represent- 
ing the Cataloging in Source Consumer Reaction Survey, Miss Esther Piercy, Director, to acquire infor- 
mation as to whether libraries really want this service, and, if it is made available, how they would use 
it. We have expressed our readiness to cooperate with this survey. 

Muchas Gracias 

Arnulfo D. Trejo, of the Reference Department, recently returned from a year's leave in Mexico, 
presented the Staff Association with a beautiful example of Mexican pottery in the form of a large brown 
bowl. This generous and useful gift from south of the border was on display recently in the Staff Room. 

A Ramelli at Kansas 

Lynn T. White, Professor of History on this campus, has contributed an article to the February issue 
of Books and Libraries at the University of Kansas, entitled "Of Renaissance Engineering," concerning 
KU's acquisition of Agostino Ramelli's great sixteenth century work on the machine. "It should be good 
news to Renaissance scholars in particular," he writes, "that a year ago, at the particular instance of 
the lamented Professor James L. Wortham [formerly of the UCLA Department of English] , the Univer- 
of Kansas acquired a copy of the very rare Le diverse et artificiose machine del Capitano Agostino 
Ramelli. . . tngegniero del Christianissimo Re di Francia et di Pollonia (Paris, 1588). There is appar- 
ently only one other copy west of the Mississippi, and that is in private hands. In its early days, before 
Rare Book Rooms were invented, Stanford University got a Ramelli which unfortunately was not culled 
from the stacks when more careful custodianship began for such items. About twenty years ago a Euro- 
pean exchange student, equipped with a long yellow slicker and a discerning taste, investigated Stan- 
ford's holdings, and before he was caught (thanks to a Swiss bookdealer) he managed some very expert 
looting. The Stanford Ramelli has not since been seen. Incidentally, with plutocratic ostentation, the 
New York Public Library flaunts two copies. Doubtless the Workers' Republic will eventually decen- 
tralize this situation. . ." 

"Le diverse et artificiose machine. . . is not only as Elrich Kurzel-Runtscheiner called it in 1957 'das gross- 
artigste der Maschinenbiicher' of the Renaissance: it is also the most complete record of contemporary 
machinery," Mr. White says. "Its 195 full-page illustrations, with parallel texts in Italian and French, 
are both a delight to the eye and prime evidence of the vast energy which that age put into applied 
mechanics. . . " 

'78 UCLA Librarian 

You'll Like Our Service 

From a letter from Librarian A to Librarian B, supporting a request for transfer of a journal from the 
Main Library to another library on the campus: 

". . . Although I am prejudiced in this matter, I do feel that the usefulness of this material 

would be increased were it located in Library. Our circulation rules are not so 

stringent as those of the Library, nor are they so unrestrained as those of the 

Library. Also, we feel that our service to patrons is unsurpassed anywhere 

on campus." 

Attention: Outer Office 

Space Technology comes to the front office in this see reference in the Superintendent of Documents' 

Monthly Catalog: 

Space, see Office space—Outer space. 


"Proceedings of SHARE" the title read, and the Continuations Section of the Catalog Department 
naturally began to look for some explanation of what the capital letters meant. Nowhere in the pages of 
the voluminous Proceedings themselves, however, was there any suggestion that they might mean any- 
thing. After considerable searching in the usual sources, and a number of unusual ones as well. Miss 
More called Mrs. Tallman in the Engineering Library, and she came up immediately with the answer: 
they mean "Society to Help Alleviate Redundant Effort." * (She explained that she had just happened 
to be reading about the Society the night before.) 

The Proceedings are written in what appears to be genuine SHARE language. On page 1 is the 
statement, "No material shall be distributed by SHARE itself (or by IBM under SHARE auspices) which 
is not in SHARE language." Some samples of SHAREse: "Ramshaw (UA) revealed that they were 
making excellent progress with their cross-bar switching arrangement for use of the periquip;" "We 
would like to retain the pseudo-ops SBR and SBS by means of which subroutines written in binary are 
called into our program, but are willing to add LIB and identify it to our program as a library search in- 
struction on a tape written to U.A.C. specifications;" "Borricius stated that an accurate record of dif- 
ficulties had failed to reveal any failures in core storage that were not explained by goofs in mainte- 

A dialect of SHARE seems already to have developed. This is Auto-abstract lingo, which can be 
taught to machines, enabling them to write abstracts of articles turned out by mere human beings. The 
inventor of this language cautions, in a publication called Information Control, "There is, of course, 
the chance that an author's style of writing deviates from the average to an extent that might cause the 
method to select sentences of inferior significance." Let the goofs in maintenance try to explain that! 

• "SHARE, the Society to Help Alleviate -Redundant Effort, is a cooperative of firms that use the IBM-704 
machine. Members have access to programs contributed by users." — Information Control: Reference 111, I August 
1958. Industrial Engineering Department 564, Rocketdyne, North American Aviation, Inc. 

March 6, 1959 79 

Spoken Like a Man 

Not even the two million volt student cyclotron being designed and scheduled for installation next 
year in Pomona College's new Robert A. Millikan Laboratory brings as bright a gleam into Professor 
Charles A. Fowler, Jr.'s eyes as the library, according to a report of an interview with Dr. Fowler 
in last Sunday's Los Angeles Times. "For the physicist and engineer, just as for the economist or 
classicist, the one indispensable facility is a good library," he said. 

"Funds to acquire reference volumes and periodicals to bring Pomona's physics library up to first- 
class status were provided in the grant for equipment for the building," the Times reports. "This has 
meant extensive expansion of the foreign scientific periodicals on hand and topnotch reference materials 
for both instructional and research purposes." 

"This was our first priority in choosing equipment," Dr. Fowler is quoted as saying. 

Library Guides, East and West 

The positive approach in library guides like Know Your Library is spoken of with approval by Fujio 
Mamiya, of Tokyo, in an essay entitled "University Library Guides—A Comparison of East and West, 
published in Yamagata in the fourth issue of a series called "Library and Life." (It has been translated 
for us by our Oriental Library staff.) "Like the university libraries in the United States," he says, "uni- 
versity libraries in Japan also publish guides for their students and faculty who use the library's re- 
sources. Those which I have seen are the one issued by the Tokyo University Library and a few others. 
These guides merely contain rules and regulations and the table of the classification scheme which they 
use. I find no trace of positiveness in these guides. Rather, they are lists of 'Don'ts in the use of 

"Not long ago," Mr. Mamiya continues, "I received ... a copy of Know Your Library: A Guide to the 
Use and Enjoyment of the Library at the University of California at Los Angeles, 1957-1958. In con- 
trast to our library guides which are nothing but don'ts, UCLA's Know Your Library shows the eagerness 
on the part of the Library to inform their users (especially the students) of available services in the 
Library and to help them utilize library resources to the fullest extent ..." (He admires especially the 
use of the word "enjoyment" in the title.) 

Several passages of the guide are translated into Japanese by Mr. Mamiya, and he comments on 
some of the Library's services that interest him particularly, such as the fact that we receive the New 
York Times on the morning after publication date "even though it is published in New York, about 3,000 
miles away from Los Angeles." He speaks with interest of the coin-operated typewriters and of facili- 
ties for free storage of readers' own typewriters in the Library. (He thinks our charges on overdue books 
are "rather strict." 

It was our report in 1957 of Mr. Mamiya's article on "A Village Librarian" in The International Li- 
brarian, which led to our acquiring through his assistance and that of the librarian of the Yamaguchi 
Prefectural Library a copy of "Village Librarian" Shin'ichi Ito's out-of-print book on library manage- 
ment, Choson Gakko Toshokan Keiei no ]issai, publibiicd in 1931. 

"The Art of Animation" at T.A. Library 

A "Preview in Miniature" of Walt Disney's "The Art of Animation— A Retrospective Exhibit," soon 
to be shown at the Los Angeles County Museum, will be on view in the Theater Arts Library from March 
9 to April 17. It will trace the history of animation from cave painting to the latest Disney production, 
"The Sleeping Beauty," and will show the processes of animation in motion pictures past and present. 
Plans are being made for the presentation to the Theater Arts Library during the exhibit of an inscribed 
copy of the two-volume book by Bob Thomas, Walt Disney's Art of Animation, which will be made by 
Phil Babet, former student assistant in various campus libraries, now associated with Walt Disney. 


UCLA Librarian 

Atomics International is Host to SLA 

A talk by Mrs. Margaret Fuller, National President of the Special Libraries Association, and a 
tour of the Atomics International Nuclear Reactor Facilities in the Santa Susanna Mountains are the 
features of the meeting of the Southern California Chapter of SLA on Wednesday, March IL The even- 
ing's events start with dinner at 5 p.m. at the Atomics International Cafeteria in Canoga Park, and end 
with the conclusion of the tour at 10 p.m. See Miss Norton immediately about late reservations. (Dead- 
line was Wednesday March 4.) 

Ein Tausendfiissler ist's! 

UCLA Librarian is issued every other Friday by the Librarian's Office. Editor: Everett Moore. 
Assistant Editor: James R. Cox. Contributors to this issue: Elizabeth S. Bradstreet, Louise Darling, 
Rudolf K. Engelbarts, Margaret Gustafson, bVances J. Kirschenbaum, Helen G. More, Hetty l{osenberg, 
Mary Ryan, Helen E. Schiniansky, Brooke Wliiting, Richard Zurnwinkle. 




Volume 12, Number 12 March 20, 1959 

From the Librarian 

Gordon Williams has accepted an appointment as Director of the Midwest Inter-Library Center, in 
Chicago. He will be with us through June 30 and will take up his new post, vacant since Ralph Esterquest 
left to become Harvard's Medical Librarian, on July 15. MILC serves twenty member libraries and now 
houses more than 3,000,000 volumes. The Board of Directors has told Mr. Williams that they want him to 
study possibilities, other than storage, of cooperation among the members. The position is a challeng- 
ing one that will draw on our Assistant Librarian's many talents for planning and execution and his 
ability to remain genial under pressure of conflicting interests. I will not attempt now to express my 
appreciation of all that Gordon Williams has done for me and the Library in the decade he has been a 

Paul Miles is my choice for Assistant Librarian when Mr. Williams leaves. A staff member since 
1950, Mr. Miles has worked successively (and successfully) in General Reference, Government Publica- 
tions, as Geology Librarian, Librarian of the Institute of Industrial Relations, and most recently as Li- 
brarian of the new Graduate School of Business Administration. He is at present on a two-weeks' visit 
to similar libraries elsewhere in the country. 

Some administrative realignments will take place on July 1. Miss Ackerman will become the ranking 
Assistant Librarian. The Catalog and Circulation Departments and the College Library will report to her, 
she will remain as personnel officer for professional classifications, and she and Mr. Miles will divide 
responsibility for the branch libraries. Mr. Miles will have responsibility for the building program and 
maintenance and for budget preparation. Reference, Acquisitions, and Speical Collections departments 
will report to me. Miss Bradstreet will continue to be responsible for general assistance, supplies and 
equipment, and non-professional personnel. 

On Monday night I put on my author's cap and made an appearance, with Robert Kirseh, Book Editor 
of the Los Angeles Times, at the Glendon Book Fair; and at luncheon the following day at the Hunting- 
ton Hotel I was on the Book and Author program conducted by my alma mater, Vroman's Bookstore. 

Other old bookish memories are being revived as I browse through the large collection of belles 
lettres given the Library by Carey McWilliams, editor of The Nation. He and I were partners with Jake 
Zeitiin, Ward Ritchie, and the late Phil Townsend Hanna in the Primavera Press during the early 1930's. 
I was the junior partner, in charge of billing and wrapping. 

Visiting the Library today and Monday is Mrs. Charlotte Gaylord, order librarian at the University's 
Los Alamos Library, and former staff member at CU, to study our acquisitions procedures. Miss Spence 
is acting as hostess for Mrs. Gaylord. 

82 UCLA Librarian 

A recent visitor to the Librarian was Alan Covey, president of the CLA, following which the Editor 
drove him downtown for a meeting of the CLA Publications Committee. 

The Librarian had the pleasure recently of showing the Sadleir Collection to John R.B. Brett-Smith, 
President of the Oxford University Press, New York. Mr. Brett-Smith, who collects Restoration drama, 
also paid two visits to the Clark Library. 


Librarian's Conference 

At the Librarian's Conference of March 5, Mr. Powell reported on the Library Council Meeting in 
Santa Barbara, where Betty Rosenberg made a progress report on the distribution of the Ogden collection. 
Other matters discussed by members of the Council were non-professional classifications and field rep- 
resentation for the various campuses. In general discussion by the Conference it was agreed that de- 
partment heads would annually appoint staff members to serve on a Library-wide community service com- 
mittee on a rotating basis. Mr. Williams announced that Buildings and Grounds would be replacing the 
gates on the main stairway between March 30 and April 5. 

Staff Activities 

Page Ackerman spoke on "Library Training and Opportunities" at the Annual Vocations Day Con- 
ference at Santa Monica City College on March 18. 

Two reviews by Robert Fessenden appear in the March 1 issue of the Library JoumaL The books 
are Fifty Years of Collecting Americana for the Library of the American Antiquarian Society, 1908-1938, 
by Clarence S. Brigham, and Manhattan Firearms, by Waldo E. Nutter. 

In the same issue of L] is a review article by Everett Moore of The Australian Encyclopaedia. 

Biomedical Library Orientation 

The tenth Branch Library Informal Orientation will be held on Wednesday, April \, in the Biomedical 
Library (Medical Center 12-077). Because of the size and complexity of the Biomedical Library there 
will be only two tour periods, each lasting from thirty minutes to one hour. Librarian Louise Darling and 
her staff will welcome visitors at 2:30 and at 3:30 p.m. on that day. Orientees should arrange to attend 
either of these two tours and should be prompt. If either group grows too large it will be broken up and 
additional librarians will conduct the tours. Visitors will meet in the Biomedical Library Reading Court 
inside the north end of the Library, if the weather is good. If it is not, they should meet in the Library 
entrance hall. 

All interested staff members are urged to take advantage of this opportunity to see our largest 
special library. 

Special Stereo Program 

As an extra feature of the Library Staff Association program series, an informal demonstration of 
stereophonic recording, played over a large speaker-amplifier system, will be presented by Jim Mink of 
the Department of Special Collections, on Thursday, March 26, at 4 p.m., in the Staff Room. The program 
will include "sounds in stereo" (such as a B-17 bomber and a subway train), and a selection of popular 
and classical music. A feature of the program will be recordings of a number of organ selections played 
by Richard Hudson, of Bindery Preparation. 

March 20, 1959 8?, 


Robert Simmons, supervisor and caseworker with the Big Brothers of Greater Los Angeles, visited 
the Graduate Reading Room on February 26 to gather materials on the Big Brother movement. 

Boyd Compton, Consultant of the Humanities Division of the Rockefeller Foundation, visited the 
English Reading Room on February 26, with Professor Clifford Prator, with whom he was conferring on 
the program for the teaching of English as a Second Language. 

Another recent visitor to the English Reading Room was Mer R. Ramos, Technical Assistance Co- 
ordinator of the International Economic Council of the Philippines, who was studying training programs 
and facilities on the campus. 

Forbes Parkhill, of Denver, was a visitor in the Department of Special Collections on March 9. 

Miss Pouran Mahmoudi, Assistant Librarian of the United States Information Service in Tehran, Iran, 
visited the Library on March 9. She had spent four months at the University of Illinois Library School 
under a State Department grant. 

Another visitor to the Library on March 9 was Air. Godfrey L. Macautey, Registrar of the University 
of New South Wales, in Sydney, who called on Gordon Williams with William R. Puckett, University 

Dr. ,Bogodar Winid, of the Institute of Geography of the University of Warsaw, and compiler, with 
Stanislaw Lesczycki, of Bibliografia Geograjii Polskiej, 1945-1951 (1956), is a frequent visitor to the 
Library. He is spending the Spring Semester with the Department of Geography. 

A.D.T.'s "Vocabulary of the Underworld" 

"Uria contribucion al estudio del lexico de la delicuencia en Mexico,* tesis que presenta Arnulfo 
Trejo Duenes para optar el grado de Doctor en Letras ... Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico, 
Facultadde Filosofia y Letras, Mexico, 1959." So reads the title page of a bulky volume of 214 mimeo- 
graphed pages, newly received in the Library, the very tangible result of Mr. Trejo's year in Mexico 
City on leave from the Reference Department. 

Mr. Trejo began work on his thesis in 1953, when, as he says in his Introduction, he frequented 
almost daily the districts where thieves' slang is used. He continued his research last year, spending 
a good deal of time interviewing criminals in prisons of the city, and receiving their enthusiastic co- 
operation (they were delighted to have someone pay some attention to them, he explains). Not a single 
word is included in this study which has not been confirmed by use in actual speech in at least three 

Mr. Trejo collected such a wealth of material that he was able to use only part of it in his dissertation; 
consequently, the work is limited to a discussion of four categories of slang or jargon: the vocabularies 
of robbery, fighting, "authority" (police and courts), and prison. During his stay Mr. Trejo had the 
pleasure of seeing a new terra, belonging to the third category, come into use. The city police were 
issued white gloves as part of their official uniform; since they were already wearing light beige trousers 
and dark brown coats, the additional color led 'to a new name: a policeman is now called "tuti-fruti." 

•A Contribution to the Study of the Vocabulary of the Underworld in Mexico. 

84 UCLA Librarian 


Henry C. Froula, Lecturer in the Department of Engineering, has sent this letter to Mr. Powell: 

For many months 1 have been intending to write this note to you, expressing my personal 
appreciation of the fine spirit and helpfulness of the librarians on our campus. It is probably 
their spirit, even more than their valuable helpfulness, which I have especially admired. 

During the past several years, I have used not only the main library and our local engineer- 
ing library, but also other campus branches; and I have continued to find virtually without excep- 
tion the same professional attitude, an atmosphere of good will, and more than a willingness to 
be helpful. 

Perhaps my impressions are all the more significant inasmuch as I have never had the high 
status of a dean or a full professor (for whom even ordinarily mediocre personnel might be 
stimulated to courteous service); rather, mine has been the relatively unimpressive dual posi- 
tion of lecturer and graduate student, and in your staff even I have found undiluted excellence. 

1959 Western Books Exhibition 

The Eighteenth Western Books Exhibition, sponsored by the Rounce & Coffin Club of Los Angeles, 
opens today in the exhibit hall of the Main Library, and will continue through April 3. Each year since 
1938, with the exception of three war years, this group of printers, librarians, booksellers, and other 
bibliophiles has selected and displayed examples of the finest printing craftsmanship in the West. 
Selected for awards this year were 40 books, representing the work of 20 printers, from a total of 54 books 
submitted. The judges this year were Gordon R. Williams, a member of the Zamorano Club of Los Ange- 
les; William P. Wreden, Palo Alto bookseller, publisher, and book collector, representing the Roxburghe 
Club of San Francisco; and Philip S. Brown, Pasadena bookseller and member of the Rounce & Coffin 

Two books in the Exhibition were given the highest possible rating by all three judges: David 
Magee's The Hundredth Book, a Bibliography of the Book Club of California & a History of the Club, 
submitted by the Book Club and designed and printed by The Grabhorn Press; and W.W. Robinson's and 
Lawrence Clark Powell's The Malibu, submitted by Dawson's Book Shop and designed and printed by 
Saul and Lillian Marks at The Plantin Press. Close to the top in scoring were The Comedy of Dante 
Alighieri (Grabhorn Press), Fred Blackburn Rogers' Montgomery and the Portsmouth (Lawton Kennedy), 
and John C. Weigel's Gentle and Beloved Friend (Mallette Dean). 

During the coming year the books will be shown in 39 university, college, and public libraries in 
nine states and British Columbia, on two exhibit circuits. The first unit (starting at UCLA) will be 
shown mainly in southern California, Arizona, and New Mexico, with side trips to Kansas, Idaho, and 
Washington. The second unit will open today for a two-week stay at the Book Club of California, in 
San Francisco, and will move from there to other libraries in California, Washington, Oregon, Idaho, and 
British Columbia. It will also be shown in Iowa and Kansas. 

Co-Chairmen of the 1959 Exhibition are James Cox, Geology Librarian, and L. Kenneth Wilson, 
Acting IJbrarian of the Santa Barbara Public Library. Exhibition catalogs are available in limited 
quantity at the Reference Desk, 

Exhibited with this year's show are twelve Southwest Broadsides, executed by various California 
printers from 1953 to 1958. 

March 20, 1959 85 

Calling Book Collectors 

"ABC for Book Collectors" is the subject of a current exhibit publicizing the annual Robert B. 
Campbell Book Collection Contest, and the Library's continuing program of encouraging students to 
establish good reading programs and to develop book buying interests. This year's Campbell contest 
will be judged in May by Allan Nevins, Professor of History, Emeritus, of Columbia University, now a 
Research Fellow of the Huntington Library; Professor Wayland Hand, of the Department of Germanic Lan- 
guages; and Muir Dawson, of Dawson's Book Shop. Original editions of Clarendon's History of the Rebellion, 
Garrard's Wah-To-Yah, and A Texas Cowboy are among the old favorites, surrounded by attractive re- 
prints and photographs of bookshops (some of them by Mr. Fessenden), all designed to infect the unwary 
Bruin student with "bibliomania". The leaflet for the contest was printed this year by Robert Trogman 
of Creative Printing, in West Los Angeles. 

Mr. Miles on Eastern Trip 

Paul Miles, Business Administration Librarian, is now traveling in the East and Midwest on an in- 
spection trip to some of the principal university business collections. His itinerary includes the Baker 
Library at Harvard, the Lippincott Library of the University of Pennsylvania, and the libraries of the 
graduate schools of business at New York University, Columbia, and the University of Michigan. Earlier 
this month, Mr. Miles visited the Jackson Library of Business at Stanford and the Business and Economics 
Library on the Berkeley campus, which is administered as part of the Social Sciences Reference Service. 
The purpose of his trip is to obtain data for a development plan brochure for the Graduate School of 
Business Administration Library at UCLA. 

Rejoinders to Mr. Powell 

"The Mail Bag" of the Spring issue of Sci-Tech News carries five letters answering Mr. Powell's 
letter to the Editor, Gordon E. Randall, in the Winter issue, about which we had a note in the UCLA 
Librarian of January 9. The exchange in the earlier issue had been occasioned by an editorial, "The 
Fetish of the Book," also published in that issue. The gist of several of the recent replies is that it is 
not true, as Mr. Powell held, that special librarians are "narrowing in" and have lost interest in books. 
"Our professional ethics demand," one librarian wrote, that each of us expend our energies in providing 
those services which our public requires. These services most often involve non-book information. 
However, this does not mean that we are organization men 'twenty four hours a day and seven days a 
week.' As many of us as the general librarians read books and general library journals... " 

Protectors for Catalog Cards 

To alleviate the periodic necessity for "cleaning up" the public catalog by replacing soiled and 
damaged cards which have suffered from much handling, the Catalog Department is experimenting with 
plastic covers for individual cards in those trays which show evidence of great wear and tear. To date, 
cards for such sports as swimming, tennis, baseball, basketball, and football, and cards in the trays 
beginning with "Journal of" have been so protected— about a thousand in all. 

The reaction has been favorable, so far. The catalogers point out only one difficulty: although 
the protectors are extremely slim, they do take up more space than the cards alone, and with the rapid 
growth of the catalog, this is an important consideration. They hope that after a new section is added 
to the catalog, the use of the plastic covers may be extended to other greatly-used areas. (As we noted 
in our issue of January 25, 1957, under the heading, "Love is Cleaner than Sex," although the little 
three-letter word does attract a good deal of dirt, it will have to await its alphabetical turn to be cleaned 
up; but its time will come.) 

35 UCLA Librarian 

A Communication 

Los Angeles: Western Data Processing Center 

Graduate School of Business Administration 
March 10, 1959 

To the Editor of the UCLA Librarian: 

The comment in the UCLA Librarian of March 6, 1959 (p. 78) relating to the "Proceedings of 
SHAKE" brought to mind the fact that computing people, like bureaucrats, are inveterate acronymists. 
Almost every computer ever built has acquired one or more artificial "languages" in which people com- 
municate with the machine. Many of these languages are acronymically named. One of the best known, 
for example, is SOAP (Symbolic Optimum Assembly Program) for the IBM 650. Some wag writing in a 
trade journal recently parodied this as RINSO (Real Ingenious New Symbolic Optimizer). Some other 
languages are IT (Internal Translator), FLAIR (Floating Automatic Interpretive Routine), SAP (Symbolic 
Assembly Program), and a group of Univac Scientific codes the full names of which I do not know: 

One of my personal favorites is BACAIC (pronounced, of course, backache), the Boeing Airplane 
Company Automatic Internal Compiler. UGLIAC, a routine for the Datatron 205, runs a close second. 
For those who are interested, the Communications of the Association for Computing Machinery, 1:4 
(April, 1958), p. 8, carries a list of one hundred such names, but without translations. 

The reason for this note, however, was to point out that the usual evolution of these acronyms is 
the invention of the acronym, followed by a frantic period in which suitable words are sought to fit 
the initials. Obviously SHARE went through this process— except that in fact it did not. 

What I mean to imply, without disparaging Mrs. Talliiian's researches, is that SHARE actually does 
7iot stand for "Society to Help Alleviate Redundant Effort", even though the meaning of the phrase is 
accurate. In point of fact, the SHARE organization lias never adopted an official phrase for its initials, 
nor is one recognized by tradition. At every SHAKE meeting the problem arises anew, but all sugges- 
tions are happily voted down before reaching the stage of serious consideration, on the grounds that it 
is a major distinction to have initials without a formal name to accompany them. 

Incidentally, there is a tag to this story with a University of California twist to it. A particularly 
active SHARE member is Tom Steel, Jr., son of the former Registrar and present Secretary of the Aca- 
demic Senate on the Berkeley campus. Tom is so active, in fact, that a disgruntled IBM staff member, 
trying tQ keep up with his program changes, claimed SHARE stood for "Steel Has Already Recoded 

With thanks for suffering with this most foreign of languages. 

Yours sincerely, 

Richard H. Hill 

Assistant Director, WDPC, and 

UCLA representative to SHAKE 

* Asked how it happened thai the Western Data Processing Center has such an unpronounceable combination 
of initial letters, Mr. Hill said that he knows no explanation for the phenomenon. Aii<l he avers UkU the initials mean 
just what the University says they mean, and uolhiuj; else. Very unimapinalive, he admils. 

March 20, 1959 87 

CLA and ALA: They Need Your Membership 

By this time all last year's members of the California Library Association and the American Library 
Association have been invited to renew their memberships, but it is sometimes difficult to reach those 
young librarians who have not yet joined a professional organization. Each year, therefore, the UCLA 
Librarian reminds members of the staff that this is the time to join the CLA and ALA in order to partici- 
pate fully in the work of these state and national organizations, and to keep informed through the 
California Librarian, the ALA Bulletin, and other -nembership publications. 

This year the Southern District meeting of the CLA will be held on Saturday, May 9, on this campus. 
Page Ackerman, the District President, announces that Professor John Espey, of the Department of 
English, will be the principal speaker at the morning session. Lunch will be served at the Faculty Cen- 
ter, and the afternoon will be devoted to section and round table meetings. All campus libraries will 
hold open house for visitors. 150 seats will be available at reduced prices for the evening performance 
of the Opera Workshop under the direction of Professor Jan Popper. 

There is no registration fee for the Southern District meeting, and all are welcome whether or not 
they are CLA members. There will be an opportunity to take out membership at the meeting, but staff 
members who wish to join earlier should ask Hilda Gray, in the Government Publications Reading Room, 
for membership blanks. Elizabeth Norton, in the Serials Section, will be glad to describe the benefits 
of membership in the ALA, as will any other active member. For more detailed membership information 
see the Library bulletin board in Room 200. 

Library Commissioners Ask "No" Vote on No. 4 

On April 7, voters in the City of Los Angeles will be asked to approve or reject proposed Charter 
Amendment no. 4, which would place the Library Department under the budgetary control of the Mayor 
and City Council. The Board of Library Commissioners is opposed to the proposal, and they have pre- 
pared a statement of their views which has been distributed with the sample ballot by the City Clerk. 
Signed by Robert J. Bauer, President, Mrs. Raymond B. Allen, Vice President, Timothy Manning, Mrs. 
Marvin H. Owen, and Rufus B. von KleinSmid, it urges voters to "Keep your Library out of politics!" 

Bookstore Browsing and Pub-Crawling: Now You Can Do Both 

The marriage of poetry and jazz seems to be producing offspring, in the form, appropriately enough, 
of book-and-record stores attached to coffee houses. Our espresso reporter says there are at least three 
so far—at the Unicorn, at Cosmo Alley, and at the Club Renaissance (all in or about Hollywood)— all very 
handy for anyone who likes to combine bookstore browsing with pub-crawling, or wants to get away from 
the combo and the folk-singers and read a book, or just feels like running out at 1 a.m. to shop for 
Picasso prints and the latest high-brow paperbacks. 

The Prospect Behind Us 

Our cousins on the Riverside campus have expressed concern over the following headline they re- 
cently came across in their reading: 


Congress, the Navy dnd the General Staff say "No." 

This, they say, appeared in an article in Sunset for February, 1917. 


UCLA Librarian 

Gagaku at UCLA 

Gordon Stone, Music Librarian, is currently directing a group of students in the Music Department 
who are studying and performing Ancient Japanese Court Music, called "Gagaku." This group originated 
about three years ago at the Tenrikyo Temple in downtown Los Angeles, where the Gagaku members 
learned to play the Japanese musical instruments. The following year, the UCLA Gagaku Orchestra was 
formed on campus, using instruments made especially for the orchestra in Tokyo. Max Harrell and 
Mitsuru Yuga, student assistants in the Library Bindery Section, are also members of the group. Mr. 
Stone plays the sho, a fifteen-reed wind instrument. 

Early in January the Gagaku group played at the Nishi Honganji Buddhist Temple in Los Angeles, 
supplying authentic music for a religious ceremony honoring the visiting Abbot of the Church, Kosho 
Otani. On Sunday, March 8, the Orchestra participated in a benefit concert in Riverside for scholar- 
ships for Japanese students at Tohoku University in Sendai, Japan, Last week they presented a very 
successful concert in Schoenberg Hall as the regular Tuesday Noon Concert. A full house heard the nine 
talented performers on the ryuteki, sho, hichiriki, biwa, koto, kakko, taiko, and shoko. The very able 
commentator was Mr. Stone himself. 

The UCLA Gagaku is one of several study groups in the Department of Music in the field of Oriental 
music, including the music of Bali, Java, and Iran, under the general direction of Professor Mantle 
Hood. The program has recently been partially subsidized by the Rockefeller Foundation. 

A biwa from the Heian period (ninlh century) 

UCLA Librarian is issued every other Friday by the Librarian's Office. Editor: Everett Moore. 
Assistant Editor: James R. Cox. Contributors to this issue: Page Ackerman, Robert E. Fessendeu, 
Grace Hunt, Frances J. Kirschenbaum, Paul M. Miles, Helen M. Riley, Helene E. Schimansky, Brooke 
Whiting, Gordon R. Williams. 




Volume 12, Number 13 

April 3, 1959 


Today, nioie than cvcv Ix'lorc w c need to read 
in ordeito loii^hcn and make resilient the intel- 
lectual \ i<ior with w liich we lace our problems: 
expand our masler\ of I lie scientilic revolution in 
which we Iinc; enlarge our uudeistanding of the 
other peoples of the woild: lenew our spiritual 
and cultural heritage; lededicate ourselves to the 
ideals of a fiee society. . . 

-- A portion of the Proclamation 
of Edmund C. Brown, Governor of 
California, designating the week 
of April 12-18 as Library Week. 


UCLA Librarian 

From the Librarian 

Tomorrow I am speaking in Visalia at the meeting of the Yosemite District of the California Library 
Association, calling my remarks "Return to the Valley." It was eleven years ago that Neal Harlow and 
I were in Visalia to speak to the Yosemite District meeting. 

Earlier in the week I was in Arizona to visit libraries, museums, bookstores, publishers, and col- 
lectors in Yuma, Tucson, Phoenix, Tempe, Prescott, and Flagstaff. 

From Miss Patrice Manahan, Editor of Westways and member of the Friends of the UCLA Library's 
Executive Committee, has come a valuable gift to the Library of the original eight by ten contact prints 
of the photographs of western scenes by the late Edward Weston. Some of them were published originally 
in Westways and in Weston's California and the West, but no publication can reproduce the clarity of the 
originals. The collection will be exhibited later this year. 

Books Are Being Read, the Occasional Paper produced by Norah Jones and committee, is being well 
received. From Harold Batchelor, Librarian of Arizona State University, and Arthur McAnally, Librarian 
of the University of Oklahoma, for example, come letters which indicate that student reactions, good and 
bad, to library service are universal. 

Last week's most memorable visitor was Mrs. Roy Arthur Hunt of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, famous 
botanical collector, and donor, with her husband, of a $2,800,000 new library building to the Carnegie 
Institute of Technology, a penthouse atop which will house the Hunt collection. I had the pleasure 
of showing Mrs. Hunt the Clark Library. Mr. Conway drove her to Dawson's Bookshop. On the following 
day Mr. Whiting brought Mrs. Hunt to visit the Biomedical Library and Special Collections, and later I 
gave a luncheon at the Faculty Center for her, Professor Mildred Mathias, Director of the Botanical 
Garden, Miss Darling, Miss Gerard, and Mr. Whiting, following which Mrs. Hunt saw the Garden and the 
Huntington Library. 

I am glad to supplement last issue's announcement of Gordon Williams' MILC appointment with the 
added good news that he will continue to serve as Consultant on the new North Campus Library, to 
whose planning he has given so much during the past two years. 

Personnel Notes 

Lorraine Mathies, of the Education Library, has been reclassified to Librarian II. 

Penelope Elizabeth Bennett, Senior Account Clerk, has been employed by the Order Section of the 
Acquisitions Department. Her previous experience has been with the Pacific Telephone Company and 
Bliss & Paden, Inc. in Westwood. 

Eileen Pritsker, new Senior Library Assistant in the Catalog Department, received her B.A. from 
the University of Pennsylvania, where she was employed as a student assistant in the Lippincott 
Library for three years. 

James F. Kane, Librarian I, has resigned his position in the Gift and Exchange Section of the Acqui- 
sitions Department to accept a position with the Hughes Aircraft Company. 

Mrs. Marcia B. Schwartz, Senior Library Assistant in the Chemistry Library, has resigned to go to 
New York. 

April 3, 1959 91 

Visitors and Readers 

Professor Saburo Ota, of the Tokyo Institute of Technology, accompanied by Mrs. Ota, visited the 
Oriental Library on March 13. Mr. Ota was a delegate from Japan to the International Convention of 
Comparative Literature held at the University of North Carolina last September. 

Allan Nevins, Research Fellow of the Huntington Library, and Mr. and Mrs. E.B. Long, of Oak Park, 
Illinois, consulted the Rosecrans Papers in the Department of Special Collections on March 23, in con- 
nection with the preparation of the Centennial History of the Civil War. 

Raymond E. Lindgren, Professor of History at Occidental College, worked with the Westergaard 
Collection of materials on northern European history on March 25. 

Dr. Herrlee G. Creel, Chairman of the Department of Oriental Languages at the University of Chicago, 
and Dr. Winslow Rouse, Associate Superintendent of the Reception-Guidance Center of the California 
State Medical Facility at Vacaville, visited the Main Library on March 25, before Dr. Creel's lecture on 
the campus. Dr. Creel also paid a special visit to the Oriental Library. 

Students from Washington Here for Field Work 

James G. Davis and Anna Leith, students in the School of Librarianship at the University of Wash- 
ington, began their field work in libraries on our campus last Monday, and will be here until April 22. 
Mr. Davis, a graduate of Willamette University, is working in the Reference Department. He was em- 
ployed last year by Doubleday and Company in New York. Miss Leith, a resident of Vancouver, British 
Columbia, is working in the Biomedical Library. She is a graduate of the University of British Columbia 
and has held positions as a research technician and a bacteriologist in several hospitals. 

Two other students of the School are doing their field work in libraries in Los Angeles, one at 
Occidental College and the other at the Los Angeles County Public Library. 

Mr. Trejo on Occidental Program 

Arnulfo D. Trejo has been invited to participate in a conference to be held at Occidental College 
on April 11 on "Profitable Channels of Research in the Field of Mexican-American Studies in Southern 
California." This conference grew out of a series which has been held annually on the Occidental cam- 
pus for nine years under the sponsorship of the Rockefeller Foundation. The college has now assumed 
sponsorship of the meetings. Attendance this year is limited to about twenty scholars. Among those 
listed on the program are Professors Ralph Deals, Leonard Broom, and Cshref Shevky of the Department 
of Anthropology and Sociology on this campus. 

The John Fulton Medal 

Each year the Society for the History of Medical Science offers the John Fulton Medal together with 
a monetary award to the author of the best essay in the general field of the history of medicine and 
allied sciences written by a medical student, intern, or resident in the Los Angeles area. The medal 
has been named in honor of John Fulton, author and editor of monographs, journals, and texts familiar 
to medical students, because his original contributions, begun when he was a student, are almost equally 
divided between medical science and the history of science. Essays are sought which are interesting 
and original contributions to the general field of the history of medicine and allied sciences. Manuscripts 
are to be submitted by September 30 to the John Fulton Medal Committee, in care of the Biomedical 
Library. Louise Darling is the Secretary of the Society. 


UCLA Librarian 

Reading of a Revolutionary 

It was a year ago that the papers carried a wirephoto of Fidel Castro in camp, relaxed with his 
head pillowed on his pack, reading a book. What book? was the question I asked my class in "Libraries 
and Learning," and got as many guesses as there were students. Political theory, detective story, a 

history of Cuba, an English 

grammar. Viva Zapata, the Bible, 
and so forth. 

The question remained in 
my mind. What was Castro read- 
ing? And when he came to power 
I sent a letter of congratulations 
and the question. Thanks to 
Arnulfo D. Trejo my letter went 
forth in correct and elegant 
Spanish. On March 12, 1959, 
"ATio de la Liberacion," the 
Prime Minister's secretary wrote 
in answer. Her letter follows: 

Distinguido senor: 

Tengo sumo gusto en informar a Ud., correspondiendo a su atenta carta de Febrero 17, 
que el libro que aparece leyendo el Dr. Castro en la copia fotostatica de la fotografia publicada 
en los periodicos americanos, es el "Kaputt" de Curzio Malaparte. 

Es de extraordinaria satisfaccion para nosotros y asi me rogo el Dr. Fidel Castro se lo 
hiciera saber a Ud., ver como los aluninos de esa Universidad se preocupan por el movimiento 
revolucionario de nuestro pais. 

Esperando haberlo complacido, quedo de Ud. con la mayor consideracion, 

Celia Sanchez 

A quick check revealed the Library to have both the original Italian and an English translation of 
Kaputt, both of which were ordered upon publication by the vigilant Professor Charles Speroni. 


Three Items in Print 

Three pieces by the Librarian have recently appeared in print: "Landscapes and Bookscapes," 
an address delivered in Berkeley last May 4 before the Friends of tiie Bancroft Library, has been hand- 
somely printed by Lawton Kennedy. "The Library in the Expanding University," a paper delivered on 
March 5 to the UCLA chapter of the American Association of University Professors, has been multi- 
lithed by the chapter for distribution to the entire F'aculty. (Conies of the latter are available in the 
Librarian's Office.) 

"With Books in My Baggage, or, A Bookman Traveler in Arizona," is the opening essay in the April 
issue of Arizona Highways, illustrated with drawings by Ross Santee. 

April 3, 1959 93 

"Illustrators of War" 

Representative works of "Illustrators of War" will be on display in the Main Library from today 
until April 28. These are by artists who covered the Crimean, Franco-Prussian, and two World Wars, 
serving as pictorial correspondents, and recording for publication actual battle scenes, the ravages of 
war, and the life of men at the front. A number of books and magazines in which their illustrations were 
reproduced are being exhibited along with original prints. 

An exhibit in the Dickson Art Center, prepared by students of Maurice Bloch, Assistant Professor 
of Art and Curator of Prints and Drawings, is being held concurrently, to show drawings by American 
war artists. 

Exhibit of the Bandar Log Press 

Items from the Bandar Log Press, of Asheville, North Carolina, and Phoenix, Arizona, are being 
shown in the Department of Special Collections. Frank Holme, who was a newspaper artist in Asheville, 
started this press as a hobby in 1901, and moved it to Phoenix, where he went for his health, in 1902, 
just two years before his death. The Library has one of the largest collections of this press, owning 
all but two of the nine items printed. (The most complete is at the University of Arizona.) 

Among the items shown are Poker Ruhaiyat. by Kirke LaShelle, Swanson, Able Seaman, by Charles 
Dryden, and three parodies by George Ade, Handsome Cyril, or The Messenger Boy with Warm Feet, 
Clarence Allen, the Hypnotic Boy Journalist, or The Mysterious Disappearance of the United States 
Government Bonds, and Rollo Johnson, the Boy Inventor, or The Demon Bicycle and its Daring Rider 
(comprising The Strenuous Lad's Library, Numbers 1, 2, and 3). All were embellished with multicolor 
woodcuts by Frank Holme. Also shown are photographs, manuscripts, and ephemera from the Library s 
Bandar Log Press Collection. 

Wake Up and Recruit 

Our observance of National Library Week, April 12-18, will depart from the national theme of "Wake 
Up and Read." As Norah Jones has proved in her Occasional Paper (see UCLA Librarian March 6) that 
"Books are Being Read," her study will form the basis of a display in the Reference Room of the Main 


The Staff Association Recruitment Committee considered Library Week a good time to emphasize 
librarianship as a career. Encouraged by the fact that the UCLA School of Librarianship will open in 
1960, the Committee has asked Mr. Powell to discuss his ideas about library education at a meeting on 
Wednesday, April 15, at 4 p.m. Students and non-professional staff interested in going to library school 
are therefore invited to hear him then, and to meet with the Prelibrarianship Curriculum advisors, in the 
Library Staff Room. 

The Recruitment Committee announces that the Deborah King Scholarship Fund is growing, and 
hopes that the fund will be large enough to be used by September of 1960. A candy sale and a drive 
for individual contributions will provide opportunities for the staff to participate in this project to assist 
promising library school students. 

Of Special Interest 

Two articles of special literary-historical interest have recently appeared in library periodicals. 
In The Manchester Review, Winter 1958-9, the problem of "The Poet Laureateship, 1892" is the subject 
of a diverting study by Maurice P. Pariser. And Arnold Whitridge calls attention to "The Gaiety of 
Matthew Arnold" (his grandfather) in a talk for the Friends of the University of Pennsylvania Library, 
published by them in The Library Chronicle, Winter 1959. 

94 UCLA Librarian 

Goal Number One: More Books 

Of the four major goals of his administration, so far as UCLA is concerned, President Kerr told 
the Alumni Association last week that the first is a "great addition" to the University's libraries, ac- 
cording to a report in the Santa Monica Evening Outlook. He announced that the proposed University 
budget pending before the Legislature includes increased appropriations for books, and that two years 
from now, the UCLA book acquisition rate would be equal to the rate of the University at Berkeley. 

The other three goals listed by the President are continuance of "good faculty recruiting," the 
seeking of a "smaller and more intimate atmosphere" for students as UCLA grows, and more and more 
active research" to provide new knowledge in all fields at a faster and faster rate. 

Acceleration and Impact" 

The Library Council, representing the heads of the libraries on all campuses of the statewide Uni- 
versity, has issued its 1957/58 Annual Report under the title Acceleration & Impact, written by Donald 
Coney, present Secretary of the Council. The body of the report is concerned with long-range problems 
arising from increased enrollments, additional campuses, and growing demands upon library collections 
and services. Frank assessments are made of the libraries on each campus in terms of the present and 
future requirements of their academic programs. Several plans for more effective interlibrary coopera- 
tion are discussed, together with a plan for immediately acquiring books for the libraries of University 
branches as yet unborn. Summary statistics on interlibrary loans and size of collections are contained 
in the appendixes. 

"The great and rapid growth of student populations is one of the commonest concerns of higher edu- 
cation today," Mr. Coney writes. "Aggravated in California, this condition, for some time, has been the 
principal stimulus to planning in the University. Nowhere in the University does this enrollment increase 
and the quickening of customary rates fall with greater force than on the libraries. Changes that would 
have evolved gradually and would have been scarcely noticed now must receive careful attention if they 
are to be brought about within the time allotted by the population curve. The collections of books—the 
substance of a library—claim such attention, if they are to be equal to demand, for their development is 
less amenable to acceleration than are the other elements: staff and quarters, ftith book collections 
the essence is time, in the sense of time enough." 

Committee Appointment 

Rudolf K. Engelbarts has been appointed a member of the 
Descriptive Cataloging Committee of the 
Cataloging and Classification Section of the 
Resources and Technical Services Division of the 
American Library Association. 

Lay That Needle Down 

A girl in the Home Economics Library thought she had discovered the secret of that library's ideally 
quiet atmosphere one day recently when she saw Renee Williams lay down a neat weapon resembling an 
ice pick. "Is that what you use on noisy students?" she asked. Her fears were quieted by Mrs. Williams' 
explanation that the little instrument is indeed one of the modern librarian's handiest tools, though per- 
haps not in the sense imagined. It was a needle with which to sort those fancy charge cards— "Keysort" 
type— with the holes around the edges. (The better to fine you with, my dear!) 

April 3, 1959 95 

Many Voices, Many Facts (Does Your Annual Report Scan?) 

Two excerpts from the Toledo Public Library's Annual Report for 1958, only slightly rearranged 
from prose to poetic form (with apologies to a previous rearranger of prose into poetry, in our issue 
of December 18, 1957): 

The Library was a voice. 

Many voices. 

Some of its voices told you 

About new books and library events 

Over local radio and television stations. 

The voices of several children's librarians 

Told stories 

(An almost lost art outside libraries) 

To children— 

In groups from pre-school up to 'teen age. 

Other voices of the Library 

Spoke to clubs and organizations 

Around town, 

Telling how the Library operates, 

And what it offers. 

The Library was a fact-finder 

In 1958. 

No one knows how many facts 

Were asked for. 

Or exactly how many found. 

But a few examples 

Indicate the range: 

How to start importing articles 

For resale. 

An accounting system 

For dairy cooperatives. 

Location of Ohio's covered bridges. 

Facts on Ursuline nuns 

Going from Toledo to Montana in 1884. 

Books describing life in the "cracker barrel period." 

Maps showing starvation areas of the world. 

Material for a term paper 

On the hero in literature. 

How to make a Roman toga. 

Why did Brahms 

Write the "Horn Trio?" 

Approximately when did Moses 

Receive the tablets? 

Drunk Again 

The Tee-Pee (of the Toledo Public Library, to whom we refer above) is our authority for the story 
of the machine translator that put "The spirit is willing, but the flesh is weak" into Russian, then trans- 
lated it back into English: "Vodka is ready, but meat's gone bad." 

96 UCLA Librarian 

Contemporary Portuguese Writers 

Answering a recent request from the Harvard College Library for a list of first rank contemporary 
Portuguese writers, Helene Schimansky compiled a list of such writers who were born about 1870 or later 
who have made significant contributions during the twentieth century. Philip J. McNiff, Associate Li- 
brarian at Harvard, had written that his Library was attempting to compile lists of the major contemporary 
writers in the various countries "because we believe the writings of these important contemporary people 
should be readily available in a large research library." Noting that the UCLA Library is the Farmington 
Plan library for Portuguese literature he therefore inquired here for a list in this field. Miss Schimansky 
has remarked that of the forty-three names on the list all but six appear in our catalog. 

Frazer Poole to Direct Library Technology Project 

Frazer G. Poole, Assistant Librarian on the Santa Barbara campus, has been appointed Director of 
the Library Technology Project of the American Library Association, and will be on leave of absence 
beginning May 1. The project has been made possible by a grant of $136,395 to the ALA, for support 
for two years, by the Council on Library Resources, Inc., of Washington, D.C. It is expected to provide 
the library world with accurate information on the quality of the equipment and supplies it uses, and to 
do for libraries what standards and specifications and the accompanying testing do for purchasing agents 
in government and industry. 

Through this project it is hoped that much faulty and indiscriminate buying can be prevented, par- 
ticularly by small college and public libraries, public school, and other government libraries which must 
rely on purchasing systems whose agents are not knowledgeable of library needs. The project is ex- 
pected to be helpful also to manufacturers and retailers of library equipment, who are often not fully 
aware of library needs. 

Two LC Interns Chosen from the Coast 

Two of six internships in the Library of Congress for 1959-60 have been awarded to West Coast 
students. Robert E. Pfeiffer, a student in the School of Librarianship on the Berkeley campus, is a 
graduate of the University at Berkeley, with a major in Economics, and has also done graduate work 
there in that field. The other, Peter De la Garza, is a student in the School of Librarianship of the 
University of Washington. He is now doing his field work in the Library of the Pan American Union, 
in Washington, D.C. 

The Library of Congress interns are appointed each year as a result of a nation-wide competition 
to select the highest-ranking graduate students in librarianship in the United States. Dean Danton 
announces that the library school at Berkeley is the only one from which an intern has been appointed 
every year of the eleven years of the program. 

Catalog Department Orientation on April 17 

Continuing the staff orientation program, the Catalog Department of the Main Library will hold 
open house on Friday, April 17. Four tours, each lasting 45 minutes, will be held at 10 a.m., 11 a.m., 
3 p.m., and 4 p.m. Members of the Department, under Marjorie Mardellis's chairmanship, have made the 
plans for this orientation. Sign-up sheets will be distributed to departments and campus libraries by 
the Librarian's Office. 

UCLA Librarian is issued every other Friday by the Librarian's Office. Editor: Everett Moore. 
Assistant Editor: .James R. Cox. Contributors to this issue: Elizabeth S. Bradstreet, Anthony Greco, 
Fred J. Heinritz, Man-Hing Mok, Brooke Whiting, Lorna A. Wiggins, Renee Williams, Richard Zumwinkle. 
Front page layout by Marian Engelke. Drawing by lliroshi Yano. 




Volume 12, Number 14 April 17, 1959 

From the Librarian 

Tonight I am speaking in Houston to a general session of the Texas Library Association. My sub- 
ject is "Return to the Heartland," meaning Books and Texas. William S. Dix of Princeton and Frederick 
H. Wagman of Michigan are the speakers at the other two general sessions. 

A week ago tonight I spoke in Long Beach as the first of the Bertrand Smith lecturers in a series 
established in the Public Library by the city's leading antiquarian bookseller. My subject was "More 
Precious than OiL" Books again. 

A week ago Wednesday Gordon Williams and I lunched at the Huntington Library with Messrs. Pomfret, 
Dougan, and Scbad, to discuss possibilities of cooperation between our two institutions. 

Guest speaker at my class recently was J.E. Reynolds, antiquarian bookseller, who recounted some 
of the heartthrobs and headaches of his livelihood. At an earlier meeting two of the students reported 
on their Easter recess visit to the University Press in Berkeley. 

Mr. Miles has joined the Librarian's Conference in anticipation of his forthcoming appointment as 
Assistant Librarian. He reported on his recent trip to business libraries in the east and midwest and to 
the undergraduate library at Ann Arbor. At the same meeting Miss Hagan led a discussion of the Catalog 
Implementation Committee's report on a retroactive program of branch library subject headings in the card 


Personnel Notes 

Mrs. Loa Daun Canfield, of the Order section of Acquisitions Department, has been reclassifi. d from 
Senior Account Clerk to Principal Account Clerk. (Announcement of her reclassification was inadvertently 
omitted from the last issue.) 

Mrs. Elise Laws, Senior Typist-Clerk in the Photographic Service, has transferred to the Gift and 
Exchange section of the Acquisitions Department as a Senior Library Assistant. 

Mrs. Joye Lee Blaine, new Senior Library Assistant in the Circulation Department, attended Chaffey 
Junior College, where she was employed as a student assistant in the Library. She has also worked in 
the Pomona Public Library. 

98 UCLA Librarian 

Kathleen E. Niven, new Senior Library Assistant in the Visual Aids section of the Art Library, 
received her B.F.A. from Scripps College and an M. Ed. in Art Education from Cornell University. She 
has been a teacher at the UCLA Nursery School and in the Santa Monica Unified School System. 

Walter Knowles Franc, new Laboratory Assistant I in the Photographic Service, attended the London 
School of Graphic Arts, and has been employed by photographic studios in New York City. 

Robert Leland Reddig, new Laboratory Assistant I in the Photographic Service, studied photography 
at the Art Center in Los Angeles, and has worked in photographic studios in San Diego and Los Angeles. 


Seymour Howard, Instructor in Art on the Davis campus, and Mrs. Howard visited the Library on 
April 2 and 3, to inspect the Ogden collection through interested Davis eyes. 

Monsieur Paul Benichou, visiting professor of French at Harvard University, accompanied by Professor 
John C. Lapp, of the French Department, called on Michele Gelperin at the Library on April 6, and was 
shown around the Library, in the course of a two-day visit to the campus, where he gave two lectures. 
Professor Benichou and Mrs. Gelperin were associated with the Bureau d'Etudes at Lyons in 1940-42. 

Dalmacio Martin, chief of the Curriculum Division of the Bureau of Public Schools, in Manila, 
visited the English Reading Room with Professor Clifford H. Prator, of the English Department, on April 
6. Dr. Martin is visiting in the United States under the auspices of UNESCO. 


Robert F. Lewis, of the Biomedical Library, has reviewed Kate Coplan's book. Effective Library 
Exhibits; How to Prepare and Promote Good Displays (New York: Oceana Publications, 1958), in the 
March issue of Special Libraries. 

"The Book of the Private Press" 

Among the listings in The Book of the Private Press, a Check-List, compiled by Thomas Rae and 
Geoffrey Handley-Taylor (Greenock, Scotland: The Signet Press, 1958), is the press of Gordon R. 
Williams, in Reseda. The productions of his Washington handpress are listed as keepsakes, pamphlets, 
and small books. The Hippogryph Press of our former staff member, H. Richard Archer, now of Williams- 
town, Massachusetts, is another listing of local interest; and in Berkeley, the Quenian Press of Kenneth 
J. Carpenter, Head of the University Library's Rare Books Department, and the Hart Press, of Vice 
Chancellor James D. and Ruth A. Hart, are included. Among other private presses well known to us are 
those of William M. Cheney, Muir Dawson, and Richard J. Hoffman, all of Los Angeles. 

The compilation is an attempt to list all existing private presses in the English-speaking world. 
The information was obtained from individual presses through a questionnaire which asked for detailed 
information about equipment used and the type of work in which the press specializes. Much of the infor- 
mation about the existence of presses came from private press owners, librarians, bibliophiles, and others 
interested in the private press 'movement,' among whom Messrs. Carpenter and Williams are listed in 
the Acknowledgements as having given help. 

Exhibit Continues 

"Illustrators of War," drawings by "special artists" who covered the Crimean, Franco-Prussian, and 
two World Wars, continues through April 28 in the Main Library. The special exhibit in the rotunda on 
National Library Week closes today. 

April 17, 1959 


Library Exhibit Featured in AB 

Antiquarian Bookman, March 30, features a picture on its front cover of the Library's recent exhibit, 
"ABC for Book Collectors," which publicized the Robert B. Campbell Student Book Collection Contest. 
The exhibit was organized by Robert Fessenden, chairman of the contest. 

"What was your library school?" 

(By permission of Westways, whose April 
issue contains a double-page spread of 
'Portraits in a Zoo," by Gordon Williams.) 

Esther Piercy to Speak at Catalogers' Meeting 

The Los Angeles Regional Group of Catalogers will hold their annual spring meeting on Saturday, 
April 25, at Julie's Restaurant, 3730 South Flower Street. Luncheon at 12 o'clock noon in the pool- 
side patio will be followed at 1:30 p.m., in the same place, by a brief business meeting, which will in- 
clude the report of Mrs. Catherine MacQuarrie, Chief of the Technical Services Division of the Los 
Angeles County Public Library, on the possible affiliation of the Regional Group as a round table in 
the California Library Association. Miss Esther J. Piercy, of the Enoch Pratt Free Library, Baltimore, 
who is Director-in-Charge of the Consumer Reaction Survey of the "Cataloging in Source" project, will 
talk on this project, and will lead a discussion on it. As the subject of ''cataloging in source is of 
interest not only to catalogers but also to reference librarians and those concerned with acquisitions, 
all are cordially invited to attend. 

100 UCLA Librarian 

Oral History Project 

As part of a larger effort to preserve historical data, UCLA this year launched an Oral History 
Project, the counterpart of what is known at Berkeley as the Regional Cultural History Project. The 
purpose is to interview and record for future (and sometimes immediate) use, the recollections of those 
persons who have occupied key positions in important affairs. 

This technique is not new in historical methodology, even in California. Bancroft s amanuenses 
interviewed scores of pioneers to gather data for his western histories. But the most immediate progeni- 
tor, of course, is Columbia University's Oral History Project, commenced ten years ago by Professor 
Allan Nevins. Closer to home is the oral history project of our own Institute of Industrial Relations, 
which began three or four years ago on a statewide basis. 

UCLA's project is administered by the Library under the supervision of a faculty committee chaired 
by Professor Martin Huberty, with Professors Irving Bernstein, John BoUens, Kenneth Macgowan, Blake 
Nevius, and Theodore Saloutos as the other members, and Assistant Librarian Gordon Williams as Secre- 

The interviewer for the project is Doyce B. Nunis, Jr., who received his B.A. from UCLA in 1947 
and his Ph.D. in history from USC in 1958. He will be devoting his primary attention to California poli- 
tics, at least during the first few years of the project. In the future, the Committee hopes to gather data 
in several other fields, such as: California water problems; development of the motion picture industry; 
the aircraft industry; southern California agriculture; real estate; oil; and literary memoirs. 

Union List of Microtext Editions is Published 

The Southern California Union List of Microtext Editions, compiled by Andrew H. Horn from reports 
of participating libraries, has been issued by the Libraries of Occidental College and UCLA. The list 
was first proposed at a meeting of representatives of the libraries concerned, in January 1958, at which 
it was pointed out that if the libraries in and near Los Angeles had knowledge of their respective hold- 
ings in microtext (microcard, microfilm, microlex, microprint), each might be assisted in decisions on 
microtext purchasing, at least on the priority of such purchasing. "No suggestion was made that a formal 
agreement of cooperative acquisitions be drawn up," Mr. Horn writes, "because in the end each library 
must determine its own needs. However, it was recognized that we might informally work to the enrich- 
ment of total regional resources; and to do so a common knowledge of our holdings would be essential, 
and so would we have to know which titles are entirely lacking in the area." 

The List arranges information about holdings by type of micro-format, and within each type in the 
order that the reports were received by the compiler. The format is loose-leaf, so that the list may be 
expanded indefinitely without revising original pages. An alphabetical author and title index precedes 
the actual listing of library holdings. Additional index listings, and corrections, additional holdings, 
and new titles acquired will be reported in an occasional SCULME Newsletter, and from time to time 
revised index pages and supplements to the List will be issued which can be inserted or substituted 
for obsolete pages. 

In the listing of symbols of participating libraries information is provided as to who handles the 
Union List and what the library's policy is on lending microtexts. (UCLA states that it will lend to 
local participating libraries. The List is available at the main Reference Desk.) 

April 17, 1959 101 

Librarianship and Oocumentalistship 

The Saturday Review for April 11 carries the piece by Mr. Powell which members of the staff heard 
several weeks ago in preliminary and more complete form. In "Librarians and Their Books" he remarks 
that "There is a ... group which finds my bookish humanism out of date, and with whom I have engaged 
in controversy. They are the so-called special librarians who have arisen to serve the expanding needs 
of business, industry, science, and government. They have to deal with the masses of non-book data 
spawned by the scientists. Known as documentalists, rather than librarians, they 'search literature' 
and 'retrieve information,' employing coded cards and machines. Some library schools have re-tooled 
to train for this expanding field." 

His war with these friendly enemies, he has recently said, is over their having left the mainstream. 
"They in turn maintain that it is I who dwells in a backwater, and that they are in the mainstream. Time 
alone will tell." 

Among the most articulate spokesmen for the documentalists in this country are Jesse H. Shera and 
Allen Kent, of the Center for Documentation and Communication Research of the School of Library Science, 
at Western Reserve University. Both have recently made vigorous statements in support of their cause. 
In American Documentation, of which he is editor. Dr. Shera says in an editorial in the January issue, 
headed "Antidote for Tranquilizers," that ""the startling progress of documentation in the Soviet Union 
reminds us once again of the absence of imagination that has characterized much of the American re- 
search in this field and the timidity of our programs for its exploitation." Bold and courageous leader- 
ship is needed in the American documentation movement, he believes, but he hears only proclamations 
of good intention by federal agencies and private organizations that should be providing this leadership. 

Allen Kent writes in Harper's Magazine for April in an article on "A Machine that Does Research, 
that the Center for Documentation hopes to graduate its first Ph.D.s this September, who "will be quali- 
fied professionally as 'documentalists' to take jobs in industry, government, and university libraries, 
at salaries a third higher than those of the usual doctor of library science. For the library of the future 
will not be a cloister, presided over by a kindly spirit withdrawn from the turmoil of the outside world, 
but a throbbing nerve center of commercial, scientific, and industrial research. 

"I am well aware," says Mr. Kent, "that this picture may be horrifying to conservative scholars... 

For other comments on the state of libraries in the U.S.A. during this National Library Week, see 
your favorite magazine. 

(Note: Mr. Powell's essay, of which only a small portion was published by the Saturday Review, 
will be issued shortly, in full, under the title "What's Wrong with Librarians?", as a UCLA Library Oc- 
casional Paper.) 

Althea Warren Memorial Scholarship Fund 

A Memorial Scholarship Fund in honor of Althea Warren, former Los Angeles City Librarian, and 
memberof the faculty of the School of Library Science of the University of Southern California, is being 
established by the School. Money which is contributed to this scholarship or loan fund will be used to 
help a young man or woman attend the School each year. A fund of at least $25,000 is being sought in 
order to provide a permanent interest-bearing scholarship. Contributions should be sent to Miss Martha 
Boaz, Dean, payable to the School, and marked: "For the Althea Warren Memorial Scholarship Fund." 

102 UCLA Librarian 

Two Selected for Project India 

Two student assistants, Isabel Whitaker, of the Acquisitions Department, and Donna Cassyd, of the 
Circulation Department, have been selected for the 1959 Project India. Of the group of fourteen who will 
travel to India next summer on this eighth annual visit, there are eight men and six women. This year, 
two students were selected from each of the campuses of the University at Riverside and Santa Barbara, 
as well as those from UCLA, as members of the group. 

Two Essays on Books and Bibliography 

Two bibliographical essays of considerable interest to scholars and librarians have recently been 
published by the University of Kansas. That they appear in a well-disguised format is acknowledged in 
the Prefaces by Robert L. Quinsey, who refers to "the exasperation induced by publication of parts of 
one series within another series." The first series which he alludes to is the University of Kansas Annual 
Public Lectures on Books and Bibliography. There have been five lectures to date, and the third and 
fourth of them constitute the texts of the present volumes. The series in which they are published, on 
the other hand, is the University of Kansas Publications, Library Series, and here they are numbers 
four and five. 

Library Series number four, then, is New Adventures Among Old Books: An Essay in Eighteenth 
Century Bibliography, by William B. Todd, of the Houghton Library. It is a serious proposal for action 
on a most important bibliographical problem: the lack of general catalogues of books published in the 
eighteenth century. "I am bold to suggest," he says, "that the vast weight and momentum of scholarship 
over the last century has sent bibliographers spinning off in two opposed directions, most often to the 
very earliest books, less often to those very recently produced; and no matter in which direction they 
fly, the 18th century is, for them, tlie barren waste between. The first and greatest task ahead is the 
completion of an adequate Short Title Catalogue identifying and locating English books printed in the 
18th century." 

He thereupon outlines some of the necessary initial steps leading toward coverage similar to that 
of Wing's STC. But the problems for this period are much greater, owing to the enormously largernumber 
of titles published; to the greater variety of publishers, publishing places, and types of printed matter; 
and to the larger printings, with more editions, impressions, issues, and so on. 

Besides indicating a number of sources for data on books eligible for inclusion, Mr. Todd discusses 
some aspects peculiarto the century in the problems of editions and impressions, press figures, and 
piracies. As to the cost of a new STC: "What is now being asked for a single leaf of the Constance 
Missal, I have little doubt, would insure the completion of work on no less than 10,000 books in the 
18th century. But perhaps I exaggerate the importance of this task; perhaps 10,000 English volumes in 
the time of Pope, Johnson, and Burke, or of Washington, Jefferson, and Franklin, are not worth a single 
Latin scrap in the time of Frederick III." 

The second work, less peppery in tone but no less interesting for the retrospective bibliographer, 
is Archer Taylor's Catalogues of Rare Books: A Chapter in Bibliographical History, this one being 
Library Series, number five. From the author's Introduction: "Thisessay deals with certain selective 
bibliographies that have differed somewhat in character from age to age and from country to country but 
have one quality in common. They list books that have been chosen for their rarity, either from the 
whole world of books or from a more limited area." 

Mr. Taylor, Professor of German, Emeritus, on the Berkeley campus, treats chronologically of cata- 
logues of rare pamphlets, institutional libraries, private collections, scholarly rarities, rare book sales, 
and, finally, general catalogues of rare books such as Brunet and Grasse. An annotated bibliography of 
fifteen pages includes about one hundred rare book bibliographies. 

April 17, 1959 103 

Togetherness Comes to the G.E. Review 

Some time this summer the Engineering Library will be moving into its permanent home in the new 
Engineering Building. In anticipation of the move, the staff has been busy cleaning up odds and ends 
accumulated through the years, including several indexes to journals. One of these was an orphan 
separated from its family for over thirty-four years! The Index to volume 27 of the General Electric 
Review was received by the Southern Branch, University of California Library, and stamped in on Janu- 
ary 14, 1925. Kind library assistants have carefully filed and preserved this six-page mite and passed 
it along from one resting place to another, without ever getting it together with the volume to which it 

Two years ago it was forwarded, along with other indexes, to the Engineering Library, where it 
again was laid carefully aside. Now the combination of clean-up-before-moving and anew library assist- 
ant have brought the orphan and its bound volume together and the two have been permanently united by 
means of "tipping-in." The bound volume, in the intervening years, has been busy. As recently as the 
year 1958 it was charged out twice. With its Index now tucked under its cover, it is looking forward to 
many more years of useful service, in its new home. 

A Letter to the Bruin 

The following letter to The Bruin has been forwarded to the Librarian, following its publication in 
the paper: 

The Editor 
Daily Bruin 

Dear Sir: 

How about starting a collection of dimes for dates? This would be to promote quiet in 
the library. The proceeds would benefit those Bruins who are either too broke or too cheap 
to take a girl out—even for a cup of coffee. These "scholars claiming some reason for going 
to the library— but really just looking for a free place to sit— bring their dates along and, often 
joined by friends of similar bent, spend the evening annoying those who might enjoy a social 
atmosphere, but still need to study in the library. 

The first two dimes are attached. 


Four-Point Hopeful. 

P.S. Perhaps now that it is warmer this problem will be less acute, but might we not 
stock up for next winter ? 

The dimes (sent along to us by the Editor) are being held in trust until a suitable plan for admin- 
istering the fund can be developed. 

(Aren't some students stuffy!) 

104 UCLA Libranan 

Fifty Years of "Putting Knowledge to Work" 

One of the early presidents of the Special Libraries Association, Guy E. Marion, who succeeded 
C.C. Williamson in 1918 (he is now Executive Secretary of the Historical Society of Southern California), 
has contributed the first in a collection of reminiscences of the first fifty years of SLA by former 
presidents, in the March issue of the Stechert-Hafner Books News, whose editorial section is devoted 
entirely to observance of the association's anniversary. His is a piece on the first decade. 

Mrs. Margaret H. Fuller, Librarian of the American Iron and Steel Institute, points out that this inter- 
national association now has more than five thousand members who believe in the profession of special 
librarianship. During the anniversary year, she says, members of the Association voted to adopt pro- 
fessional standards in the form of membership requirements. "These requirements are the result of 
steady growth over the years in the number of men and women who believe in the objective of special 
librarians—to collect, organize, and disseminate information to business, scientific, governmental, and 
industrial organizations." 

THREE Were Chosen from the Coast 

In announcing the awarding of internships in the Library of Congress for 1959-60, in the April 3 
issue of the Librarian, we overlooked the fact that one was selected from the University of Southern 
California as well as the two others from the West Coast (from California at Berkeley and Washington). 
The Library of Congress Information Bulletin has now published the names of all six of the successful 

SC's candidate, Ruth Freitag, a student in the School of Library Science, is a graduate of Penn- 
sylvania State College, has had foreign service in China, and has recently worked in the World Affairs 
Library at SC. 

The Library of Congress states that this year's program brought thirty recommendations for the 
internships from eighteen schools, the largest number for each since 1951. The three other interns were 
selected from the University of Illinois, Louisiana State University, and the University of North Carolina. 

A Date to Remember 

The Southern District of the California Library Association will hold its annual meeting on the 
UCLA campus on Saturday, May 9. Full details are being mailed to CLA members this week. 

UCLA Librarian is issued every other Friday by the Librarian's Office. Editor: Everett Moore. 
Assistant Editor: James R. Cox. Contributors to this issue: Elizabeth S. Bradstreet, Grace Hunt, 
Helene E. Schimansky, Johanna E. Tallman, Brooke Whiting, Gordon R. Williams, Richard Zumwinkle. 




Volume 12, Number 15 

May 1, 1959 

From the Librarian 

Pleasantest news of the week is that Kenneth Wilson, acting City Librarian of Santa Barbara this 
year while John Smith is in Iran, has come out first in a competitive examination for the City Librarian- 
ship of Palo Alto, and will assume the position on June 1. Thus another Uclan goes to enlarge the 
northern beachhead established by David Heron, who will again be Assistant Director of the Stanford 
University Libraries during the two-year absence of Director Swank. 

Last week I was at Occidental one day to help judge the student book collecting contest. The 
wonderfully various nature of the world of books was indicated by the first prize going to a collection 
on religion, second being divided by two collectors on warships and firearms, and third going to a col- 
lection of paperbacks on all subjects. 

Glenn S. Dumke, former dean of Occidental College and now President of San Francisco State 
College, called on me the other morning en route to a joint meeting of the Board of Regents and the 
State Board of Education. His latest book is a condensation, revision, and enlargement of Robert Glass 
Cleland's two-volume history of California. 

Last Saturday I was an autographing author at the annual Mother's Club Tea at tiie Alpha Omicron 
Pi House. 

Day before yesterday I called on Dean Martha Boaz of the USC Library School to discuss ways in 
which we can cooperate in our library education programs. 

All of us were charmed recently by a visit from Anne Smith, Assistant Librarian and Head of Refer- 
ence Services of the University of British Columbia, who is on a three-months' tour of reference collec- 
tions in the United States; and we were gladdened by her statement that Neal Harlow's influence on 
librarianship has extended clear across Canada. 


Personnel Notes 

Nancy Daly Bangerl, new Senior Typist Clerk in the Librarian's Office, received a B.S. from Immac- 
ulate Heart College and has worked for the Los Angeles County Bureau of Public Assistance as a 
Social Case Worker. 

Grace Jungsook Kim, new Senior Typist Clerk in the Photographic Service, received her B.A. from 
UCLA in January. She has been a student assistant in the Biomedical Library. 

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Mrs. Heidi Reager, new Typist Clerk in the Order Section of the Acquisitions Department, attended 
Santa Monica City College and has been employed by the General Telephone Company. 

Mrs. Norma Glaesner, Senior Account Clerk in the Order Section of the Acquisitions Department, 
has resigned to go east because of illness in her family. 

Mrs. Frances Cams, Senior Library Assistant in the Biomedical Library, has resigned to await the 
birth of her baby. 

Campbell Contest Judging is Scheduled 

The eleventh annual Robert B. Campbell Student Book Collection Contest will be judged next Wed- 
nesday in the Librarian's Office by Professor Allan Nevins, of the Huntington Library, Professor 
Wayland Hand, and Muir Dawson. The judges will spend most of the morning browsing among the com- 
peting book collections and considering the essay-bibliographies from which the three winners must be 
chosen. Entries this year totaled ten. 


Arline Eckleo, Los Angeles, visited the Department of Special Collections on April 15 to see the 
Children's Book Collection. 

Dorothy V/aggoner, Program Officer from the United States Office of Education, in Washington, D.C., 
was shown the collection of materials on the Philippines in the English Reading Room by Professor 
Clifford H. Prator on April 20. 

Esther ]. Piercy, of the Enoch Pratt Free Library, Baltimore, and Director of the Cataloging in 
Source Consumer Reaction Survey, visited the Library on April 21, and discussed the project with mem- 
bers of the Catalog and Acquisitions Departments. 

Mr. and Mrs. Edwin Booth, of Oakland, California, visited the Department of Special Collections on 
April 21, accompanied by Betty Rosenberg. 

Dr. Juan Carlo Secondi, Director of Libraries for the Ministry of Health of the Republic of Argentina, 
visited the Biomedical Library on April 22, where he was shown around by Louise Darling. Dr. Secondi, 
whose visit to the United States is sponsored by the Pan American Union, has been looking at medical 
libraries throughout the country, with a particular interest in new library buildings, and has also been 
studying public library extension programs, under a project sponsored by the University of Buenos Aires. 

Richard D. Burke, and Mrs. Nancy Whitehouse, both of the Rand Corporation, Santa Monica, visited 
the Department of Special Collections on April 23. 

Anthony Curtis, staff member of the Times Literary Supplement, accompanied by Professor Bradford 
A. Booth, of the English Department, visited the Department of Special Collections on April 23 to in- 
spect the Sadleir Collection of 19th Century Fiction. 

Edwin T. Coman, University Librarian of the Riverside campus, visited the Library on April 22. 

Aly Wassil, lecturer on philosophy and religions of the East, a graduate of UCLA, and onetime 
winner of the Campbell Book Collection Contest, is using the Library in his preparation of a book. He 
recently returned to Los Angeles from a speaking tour in Texas. 

Mav 1, 1959 


Sadakichi Hartmann, Man of Letters Extraordinary 

"But the most arresting personality of all 
who regularly made of Decker s studio a 
clubhouse for bohemians was a self-pro- 
claimed genius, Sadakichi Hartmann. Old 
Sadakichi's burst of coarse hair caused 
Jack Barrymore to describe him as 'the 
Gray Chrysanthemum. 

(Minutes of the Last Meeting, 
by Gene Fowler) 

Sadakichi Hartmann, critic, journalist, poet, playwright, lecturer, man of letters extraordinary, is 
the subject of an exhibit in the Main Library until May 26. In the late thirties and early forties Hartmann 
graced the circle of actors and artists, including John Barrymore, W.C. Fields, and Gene Fowler, that 
met regularly at the studio of the artist John Decker, on Bundy Drive. 

Born of Japanese and German parentage in 1867, Hartmann was brought up and educated in Europe. 
In his youth he made the acquaintance of literary and artistic "greats," some of whom became lifelong 
friends. By the turn of the century, Hartmann was well known for his criticisms of American and Japa- 
nese art. He produced numerous original literary pieces, many of which were published, others not. A 
few of his endeavors, such as his drama about Christ, were the subject of bitter controversy. One of 
his last writings was his own obituary, the last draft being completed shortly before his death in 1944. 

The exhibit was lent to the Library by Mrs. Wistaria Linton, Hartmann's daughter, through the 
courtesy of the University Library at Riverside, where it was shown last year. It contains numerous 
photographs, unpublished manuscripts, scrapbooks, letters, a bust by Ejnar Hansen, and some pastels 
by Hartmann. 

Darwin and Evolution 

The Biomedical Library will open an Exhibit today on Darwin and Evolution, celebrating the cen- 
tennial of the publication of The Origin of Species. 

Left No Forwarding Address 

A young student in Vancouver, Washington, has written us for any information we can send her 
about a former student of our University, Jack London. She will be sorry to hear that he apparently 
dropped out of school without leaving a forwarding address. Of course, UCLA was not much of a Uni- 
versity in 1896 and 1897, when the DAB says London was enrolled at "the University of California." 
Hardly a man, furthermore, is now alive... 

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Washington Students Return to their Classes 

Our two University of Washington Library School students, James G. Davis and Anna Leith, have 
been back at their classes this week, following their three and a half weeks of field work at UCLA. 
Mr. Davis worked in the Reference and Bibliography Section of the Reference Department, and received 
a typical new staff member's orientation to other departments in the Main Library and to other campus 
libraries. Miss Leith worked in three divisions of the Biomedical Library. Both visited other libraries 
in the Los Angeles area during their stay. 

On one day they saw the Clark, Occidental College, and Huntington Libraries, and were entertained 
at a cook-out hamburger lunch at the home of the Andrew Horns in Glendale. They were joined on this 
grand tour by their two Washington classmates, Helen Williams and Evelyn Burke, who were assigned 
for their field work to Occidental College and the Los Angeles County Public Library, respectively. 
Arnulfo D. Trejo escorted our two students on the trip. 

Torrential Manuscript 

In his Introduction to The Intimate Henry Miller, just published as a Signet Book by The New 
American Library, Mr. Powell recalls that the UCLA Library staff had a special interest in the publi- 
cation of one of Miller's books. Mr. Powell had asked Miller to write a piece on the importance of books 
and libraries in his life which might be privately printed as a Christmas keepsake. "A page or two 
arrived, a few more, a chapter, another, and then, page after page, chapter upon chapter, the torrential 
manuscript, which was to become The Books m \\y Life." 

The author's suggestion that the work be made available to his publisher as a regular trade edition 
was quickly accepted by Mr. Powell: 

"And so the book took shape and the mail sacks between UCLA and Big Sur bulged, as Miller 
asked for a thousand and one references and confirmations. I accepted the ultimate dedication of the 
book on behalf of the entire staff, who toiled to keep the furnace stoked." 

Harvard Library Not Planning to Abdicate 

Of the $82.5 million Harvard University is seeking to raise under its "Program for Harvard College, 
815 million is being designated for the University Library. ($58 million has now been subscribed to- 
ward the total fund.) Paul H. Buck, Carl H. Pforzheimer University Professor and Director of the Univer- 
sity Library, has written to alumni of the Harvard Graduate School of Arts and Sciences that all gifts 
received by them will be assigned to the Library unless the donor prefers to designate some other pur- 
pose for his gift. "I am sure that 1 need not elaborate to alumni of the Graduate School the tremendous 
importance we attach to the proper maintenance of that wellspring of scholarship," he says. 

"It would be possible," he writes, "for Harvard to abdicate its library pre-eminence. It will be 
necessary to do so if the Library must continue to live on the resources now available to it. This is 
not a remote possibility—the Library would not have been able to continue forward progress last year 
had relief not been in prospect... 

"Abdication would not be welcomed by the thousands of non-Harvard scholars who visit the Library 
annually or use borrowed or photographic copies of its books. It would not be welcomed by 'rival' in- 
stitutions, for it would mean that Harvard, the leader, had decided that only governments are capable, in 
the modern world, of maintaining great research libraries. Thus there would be pressure on the others 
to give up, too. 

May 1, 1959 109 

"It would mean that Harvard had disappointed the hopes of scholars everywhere and even, perhaps, 
that it had not succeeded in living up to the expectations of all those, from John Harvard on, whose 
gifts have made the Library what it is." 

Library Surveys in Anaheim and Ontario 

Two recently issued library surveys will be of particular interest to southern California librarians. 
Edwin Castagna, Long Beach City Librarian, is the author of Modem Public Library Service for the City 
of Anaheim, a Study with Recommendations, prepared in January 1959, for the Board of Trustees of the 
Public Library. The study was requested and authorized by the Board on December 8, 1958, to assist 
them in long range planning for adequate public library service. 

Martha Boaz, Dean of the USC School of Library Science, joined Mr. Castagna in February to write 
The Ontario Public Library, a Survey: Recommendations for Future Development and Planning. This 
study was authorized on January 14 by the Ontario Library Board. 

Both surveys are concerned with patterns and directions of development of the two cities and with 
the present and future services, materials, personnel, and plant of their libraries. Both reports emphasize 
the need for new central library buildings. 

Southern District Meeting, May 9 

Professor John J. Espey will be the principal speaker at the annual meeting of the Southern District 
of the California Library Association, on this campus, Saturday, May 9. He will address the general 
session at Royce Hall, at 10 a.m., on "An Author at Large." Page Ackerman, Southern District President, 
will preside, and Carma R. Zimmerman, State Librarian, and Alan D. Covey, State President of CLA, will 
speak briefly. 

Meetings in the afternoon will be conducted by sections and round tables. Featured among the 
speakers will be Ray Bradbury, Karl A. VoUmayer, Legislative Representative for the CLA, Raymond 
M. Holt, Public Librarian of Pomona, Melville Dalton, Professor of Sociology, Marco Thorne, Assistant 
Public Librarian of San Diego, and Mr. Powell. 

Registration will begin at 9 a.m., and coffee will be served at the Royce Hall entrance. Lunch will 
be served in the Faculty Center. 

Last Word on the LC Intern Selections 

A final note on the Library of Congress Internship appointments (previously reported in our issues 
of April 3 and 17): Ruth Freitag, SC's successful candidate, was a student in three of Margaret Lecky's 
UCLA Extension courses in bookbinding. These courses are believed to have contributed to Miss 
Freitag's developing interest in a career of librarianship. End of continued story. 

(It only took three issues to get UCLA into this act. - Ed.) 

UCLA Librarian is issued every other Friday by the Librarian's Office. Editor: Everett Moore. 
Assistant Editor: James R. Cox. Contributors to this issue: Elizabeth S. Bradstreet, Robert E. 
Fessenden, Anthony Greco, Grace Hunt, Helene E. Schimansky, Brooke Whiting. 




Volume 12, Number 16 

Mgy 15, 1959 

From the Librarian 

Following a tour of the new Engineering Library quarters, to be ready this fall, Mrs. Tallman and 
I met with Dean Boelter to discuss policy matters of tiie enlarged service to be given to Astronomy, 
Mathematics, and Meteorology. 

On Wednesday evening I spoke to a faculty research group on the Ogden Collection. 

Judging of the Campbell Student Book Collecting contest was followed by a luncheon at the Faculty 
Center for judges Allan Nevins and Muir Dawson, Committee chairman Fessenden, and Messrs. Everett 
Moore and Gordon Williams. 

Recently Mrs. Alice Melcon, of the Literature Department of the Los Angeles Public Library, 
showed me the bibliography of California fiction slie has nearly ready for publication. It and other 
possibilities were considered by the CLA Publications Committee at a meeting prior to the Southern 
District session. Present were Dorothy Drake, chairman, Clara Breed, Riva Bresler, myself, and Pres- 
ident Alan Covey. 

The District Meeting was a triumph for President Page Ackerman and her local arrangements com- 
mittee (Donnarae MacCann, Lorraine Mathies, Everett Moore, William Osuga, Donald Read, and Lorna 
Wiggins), aided by a perfect day of warm sun, sea breeze, and no s— g. Best of all fates, it is said, is 
a laughing death, such as we all suffered at the hands of Professor John Espey who had us happily 
swallowing a compound of arsenic and old honey. 


Personnel Note 

Robert E. Arndal, Librarian I in the Serials Section of the Acquisitions Department, has resigned 
as of May 15 to accept a position in the Library of the Hughes Aircraft Corporation. 

Recruitment Committee Projects Are Successful 

Lorna Wiggins, Chairman of the Staff Association's Recruitment Committee, announces successful 
completion of the several projects undertaken in connection with National Library Week. The meeting 
on careers in librarianship, addressed by Mr. Powell, drew a large number of students, non-professional 
staff members, and others interested. A bulletin board display in the rotunda on the "Books Are Being 
Read" theme was prepared under Anthony Greco's direction. Contributions to the Deborah King Scholar- 
ship Fund totaled SI 38.25. Orders for 227 boxes of candy were received and brought a profit of $83.00, 
also for the scholarship fund. Miss Wiggins sends tlie thanks of her conmiittee to all who helped and to 
all who liavi- contributed to its successful program. 

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Campbell Contest Winners Chosen 

Winning entries in the eleventh annual Robert B. Campbell Student Book Collection Contest were 
selected on May 6 by the judges, Allan Nevins, Muir Dawson, and Earl Miner. First prize of $100 in 
books was awarded to Edward Kahn for his collection of books and ephemera on the American folksong. 
Mr. Kahn, a senior, has concentrated his academic work in this field, and also conducts a folksong book 
and record business to help finance his personal collecting. Second prize, $50 in books, went to 
Richard E. Jones, also a senior, and an art history major, for a collection on twentieth century painting 
of continental Europe. Third prize of $25 in books was given to Donald Fryer, a junior, for an unusual 
collection of macabre and supernatural literature. Mr. Fryer has managed to develop a correspondence 
with August Derleth, publisher and anthologist specializing in the modern fantastic fiction field. The 
three winners will meet with Mr. Campbell and Mr. Powell next Monday to receive credit slips against 
Mr. Campbell's stock in trade. 

Radcliffe Fellowship for Miss Tanikawa 

Frances Tanikawa, student assistant in the College Li